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Lit Riffs - Lethem, Jonathan, and Perrotta, Tom, and Bangs, Lester
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Following in the footsteps of the late great Lester Bangs -- the most revered and irreverent of rock 'n' roll critics -- twenty-four celebrated writers have penned stories inspired by great songs. Just as Bangs cast new light on a Rod Stewart classic with his story Maggie May, about a wholly unexpected connection between an impressionable young man and an aging, alcoholic hooker, the diverse, electrifying stories here use songs as a springboard for a form dubbed the lit riff. Alongside Bangs's classic work, you'll find ...

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Lit Riffs 2006, MTV Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780743470261

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