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—Geffen Records (US)

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume I : Media, Industry and Society

Continuum, 2003

Encyclopedia Articles

...Named after its founder, the media mogul David Geffen (1941-), Geffen Records was established in 1979 with financial backing from WEA. Geffen, originally an agent, had been put in charge of Elektra-Asylum in 1973, but had left the music...

Introduction

Ruth Charnock

Ruth Charnock is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is the author of Anaïs Nin: Bad Sex, Shame and Contemporary Culture (forthcoming, 2019) and various articles and essays on Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anaïs Nin, contemporary American literature, and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...Joni Mitchell is a great dancer, the kind of smoker you want to be, a ruthless and meticulous emotional surgeon (how many feelings has she pulled from you today?), a bedazzling agent of the surprising note and line, an exultant skater...

Hollow: “Cactus Tree” and the Signs of Freedom

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In the midst of Henry James’s magnificent heartbreak of a novel, The Portrait of a Lady, there is a curious turn of phrase—a phrase, you could say, for conjuring. Famously, Portrait is a novel about a young woman granted an almost unlimited...

“Dreams and False Alarms”: Melancholy in the Work of Joni Mitchell

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...The twenty-first century opened with a renewed interest in melancholy that has continued well into its second decade (Radden 2000, 2009, 2013; Burton 2001; Réunion des musées nationaux 2005; Schwenger 2006; Bowring 2008; Wilson 2008; Holly...

“Both Sides, Now”: Voice, Affect, and Thirdness

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

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...In his endnotes to the novel An Equal Music, in which he records the musical experiences of his violinist protagonist Michael Holme in remarkable, exquisitely fine-grained detail, Vikram Seth writes: “Music to me is dearer even than speech....
...In this chapter I chart multiple connections between Joni Mitchell and Margaret Atwood, as brilliant, angry, self-conscious, Canadian women artists of the same generation. I’d like to thank Ian Balfour and Ruth Charnock...

“Oh Borderline”: Joni Mitchell’s Aging Voice as a Site of Queer Resistance

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In late 2002, aged 59 years old, Joni Mitchell released Travelogue, Joni Mitchell , Travelogue (...

“Tar Baby and the Great White Wonder”: Joni Mitchell’s Pimp Game

Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...J. D. Souther tells the story of a day, in late 1977, at record producer Peter Asher’s house. Souther was introduced by Asher and his wife Betsy to a thin black man with huge sunglasses and a big mustache. His name was Claude, and Souther...

“The Only Thing That’s Never Going Away”: Still Listening to Blue

Ruth Charnock

Ruth Charnock is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of Lincoln, UK. She is the author of Anaïs Nin: Bad Sex, Shame and Contemporary Culture (forthcoming, 2019) and various articles and essays on Joni Mitchell, Marvin Gaye, Anaïs Nin, contemporary American literature, and popular culture. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Joni Mitchell : New Critical Readings

Bloomsbury Academic, 2019

Scholarly Books

...In a 2009 New Yorker cartoon a couple sit opposite each other at a cafe. The man is balding, wearing glasses and a long, paisley scarf draped over an otherwise beige-looking outfit. The woman, also wearing glasses, is in a coat with elbow...
...Criticism is the discourse of the deep tautology . . . Criticism is the art of knowing the hidden roads that go from poem to poems.Singer-songwriter Joni Mitchell, one of the queens of twentieth-century rock’n’roll, found Beat artists...