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Everything Is an Afterthought The Life and Writings of Paul Nelson

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ISBN-10: 1606994751

ISBN-13: 9781606994757

Edition: 2011

Authors: Kevin Avery, Nick Tosches

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What happened to Paul Nelson? In the '60s, he pioneered rock & roll criticism with a first-person style of writing that would later be popularized by the likes of Tom Wolfe and Norman Mailer as SNew Journalism. As co-founding editor of The Little Sandy Review and managing editor of Sing Out!, he "d already established himself, to use his friend Bob Dylan "s words, as Sa folk-music scholar ; but when Dylan went electric in 1965, Nelson went with him. During a five-year detour at Mercury Records in the early 1970s, Nelson signed the New York Dolls to their first recording contract, then settled back down to writing criticism at Rolling Stone as the last in a great tradition of record-review…    
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Book details

List price: $29.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Fantagraphics Books
Publication date: 11/15/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 584
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.75" tall
Weight: 2.706
Language: English

Born in Newark & schooled in his father's bar, Nick Tosches is one of the most original & individualistic writers at work today. He is the author of acclaimed biographies of Sonny Liston, (The Devil & Sonny Liston), Dean Martin (Dino), the Mafia financier Michele Sindona (Power on Earth), & Jerry Lee Lewis (Hellfire); of several books about popular music (Country & Unsung Heroes of Rock 'n' Roll); & of the novels "Trinities" & "Cut Numbers". Thirty years of his writing was recently collected into "The Nick Tosches Reader" (Da Capo). He is a contributing editor of "Vanity Fair". He lives in New York City, & his poetry readings are legend.