Adam Ash

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Saturday, March 26, 2005

The best damn review of U2 you'll ever read

Proof it's the best review: check the list of works cited in this wide-roaming essay on what U2 has meant to one fan: Arenas: Before Night Falls. Bachelard: The Poetics of Reverie. Baldwin: "Sonny's Blues," in James Baldwin Early Stories and Novels, edited by Toni Morrison. Beatty: Tuff. Camus: Lyrical and Critical Essays; The Stranger; The Myth of Sisyphus and Other essays. Cendrars: Complete Poems. Dylan: "Desolation Row," Highway 61 Revisited. Dunstan: Protestantism. Foster, R.F.: Modern Ireland 1600-1972. Garon: Blues and The Poetic Spirit. "Incarcerated America," Human Rights Watch Background Report. Jourdain: Music, the Brain and Ecstasy. Kerouac: On the Road. KRS-ONE, from "The Temple of Hip-Hop," Oct 14, 2004. Lennon: "A Love Letter From John and Yoko to People Who Ask Us What, When and Why," NY Times May 27, 1979 republished in "Book" for John Lennon (boxed set). Lorca: In Search of Duende. Mackey: Bedouin Hornbook. Nolan: The Dam-Burst of Dreams. Public Enemy: "Don't Believe the Hype" from It Takes a Nation of Millions to Hold us Back. "Pro Bono," Guardian, March 18, 2002. Rilke: Stories of God; Duino Elegies. Sex Pistols: "Anarchy in the UK," from Never Mind the Bullocks. Yeats: Writings on Irish Folklore, Legend and Myth.


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