Mortality and Music: Popular Music and the Awareness of by Christopher Partridge

By Christopher Partridge

The facts of loss of life and demise has been faraway from the standard lives of so much Westerners. but we continuously dwell with the notice of our vulnerability as mortals. Drawing on quite a number genres, bands and artists, Mortality and Music examines the ways that well known track has replied to our understanding of the inevitability of dying and the anxiousness it might evoke. Exploring bereavement, melancholy, suicide, violence, gore, and enthusiasts' responses to the deaths of musicians, it argues for the social and cultural value of renowned music's therapy of mortality and the plain absurdity of existence.

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