Lost Joy

Lost Joy

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Lost Joy is a scintillating collection of the tracts and manifestoes that first brought Camden Joy to public attention in the mid-1990s, when he flyposted his rants all over New York City, protesting the commodification of rock and roll. His stance: angry and mocking, incantatory yet razor sharp, ironic but sincere, drew on the work of earlier, then neglected rock writers (Lester Bangs, Patti Smith, Richard Meltzer), as well as prefiguring the hipster uprising of more recent years. Lost Joy also includes some of Joya€™s early stories (which appeared in zines and self-published chapbooks as well in as more high-profile outlets such as SPIN and the Village Voice); in these, musicians and music play important roles in fictional works that reveal much about how we use music to express our emotions and explore our memories: a technique Joy pioneered that has been widely adopted in contemporary fiction. Smart and unorthodox social marketing (mostly Twitter) combined with serious mainstream press coverage will ensure a keen new audience for Joya€™s work.His stance: angry and mocking, incantatory yet razor sharp, ironic but sincere, drew on the work of earlier, then neglected rock writers (Lester Bangs, Patti Smith, Richard Meltzer), as well as prefiguring the hipster uprising of more ...


Title:Lost Joy
Author: Camden Joy
Publisher:Verse Chorus Press - 2015-07-14
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