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Format:  CD
ISBN-10: 1455135410
ISBN-13: 9781455135417
Sku: 226155763
Publish Date: 8/13/2012
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.5H x 5.25L x 0.75T
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Singer, songwriter, folk revivalist, and masterly guitarist Dave Van Ronk's autobiography, THE MAYOR OF MACDOUGAL STREET, is a vivid letter from 1950s and early-'60s Greenwich Village. Here, in 1959, just before the young Bob Dylan's arrival on the scene (as described in Dylan's CHRONICLES), an apartment rents for $90 a month, and the cafes and clubs are alive with jazz, folk music, and political intrigue. But Van Ronk is no nostalgia freak: in his Village it's hard to earn enough to keep body and soul together. Beat poetry is on the rise, and folk musicians are often only employed to drive away overstaying audiences, which often consist of curious tourists there solely to see the beatniks. With no commercial ax to grind or legend to burnish, the perennially discovered Van Ronk is an impressive cultural historian. MACDOUGAL STREET would be a riveting memoir even if it didn't contain priceless nuggets on the formative years of music legends of the '50s and '60s like Pete Seeger, Joan Baez, and Bob Dylan. Van Ronk's recollections of the lesser-known but no less vital characters on the scene, as well as his decoding of the complexities of early-'60s Village musical, social, and political life, make it essential.
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Lawrence Block
Lawrence Block began writing at an early age, and published his first book--a softcore sex novel--at the age of 19 while still a student at Antioch College. Block moved on to much greater achievements with mysteries featuring such sleuths as the spy, Evan Tanner, who can't sleep after an accident destroyed part of his brain, detective Bernie Rhodenbarr, and ex-cop Matt Scudder. He showed his darker side in a series of novels published under the pseudonym Paul Kavanaugh, and
demonstrated his versatility with noir thrillers like "Such Men Are Dangerous" (1969). He has won two Shamus Awards, two Edgar Awards, and a Nero Wolfe Award.

Lawrence Block is a highly respected mystery novel author. In addition, he has served as a fiction-writing instructor, leading a seminar and writing several books of advice and a steady column in Writer's Digest on the subject. He himself began writing at an early age, and, using a pseudonym, published his first book--a soft porn novel--while he was still a college student. In 1961, Block used his own name to write his first mystery novel, DEATH PULLS A DOUBLE CROSS. He is probably best known for three characters, each with his own series: the spy Evan Tanner, who can't sleep after an accident destroyed part of his brain, gentleman burglar/amateur sleuth Bernie Rhodenbarr, and troubled ex-cop Matt Scudder. He showed his darker side in a series of novels published under the name Paul Kavanaugh, and demonstrated his versatility with noir thrillers like SUCH MEN ARE DANGEROUS (1969). Block was named a Grand Master by the Mystery Writers of America, and is only the third American to have received a Cartier Diamond Dagger Award from the British Crime Writers' Association. In addition, he has won two Shamus Awards, two Edgar Awards, and a Nero Wolfe Award.

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Product attributeBook Format:   Audio Cassette - Unabridged
Product attributePublisher:   Blackstone Audiobooks
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