Seven Dirty Words

The Life and Crimes of George Carlin
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (10.28 hours)
Product Number: Z100088121
Released: Feb 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781400194698
Narrator/s: Alan Sklar
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Please log in to view pricing

Description

In Seven Dirty Words, journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. A critical biography, Seven Dirty Words is an insightful (and, of course, hilarious) examination of Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture. Sullivan also chronicles Carlin's struggles with censorship and drugs, as well as the full-blown renaissance he experienced in the 1990s, both personally and professionally, when he became an elder statesman to a younger generation of comics who revered him. Seven Dirty Words is nothing less than the definitive biography of an American master who changed the world and also a work of cultural commentary that frames George Carlin's extraordinary legacy.

x-large
Author(s): James Sullivan
Original Publish Date: Jun 08, 2010

Bundle:

Please login to view pricing, or register now
Seven Dirty Words
Product Number: BX00039636
Product Number:Z100088121
Product Number:DD18628

This title is part of (or scheduled to be part of) the following subscriptions:

RBdigital Unlimited Access Audio Subscription
RBdigital Unlimited Canada Audio Subscription
RBdigital Audio Curriculum for Higher Education - Platinum Collection

All formats/editions

CD
x-large
Author(s): James Sullivan
Narrator(s): Alan Sklar
Product Number DD18628
Released: Jun 08, 2010
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
ISBN: #9781400114696

Sign up for our email newsletter