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Author Fournier, Karen, author.

Title The words and music of Alanis Morissette / Karen Fournier.

Publication Info. Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    780.92 Morissette,A FOU    Available
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Description x, 182 pages ; 25 cm.
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Series The Praeger singer-songwriter collection
Praeger singer-songwriter collection.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references, discography, and index.
Contents Theorizing Morissette -- "No apologies" and "no regrets" : pop beginnings -- "You live, you learn" : rise to fame -- "Thank u India" : spirituality tempers the "angry young woman" -- "Hist'ry, under rug swept" : moving on without Glen Ballard -- "Giggling again for no reason" : a return to pop.
Summary As a whole, Alanis Morissette's work has never been critically analyzed. The Words and Music of Alanis Morissette addresses this oversight through its examination of Morissette's work in the context of biographical facts, its relationship to other cultural trends, and its reflection of the female perspective. This book merges biographical information with a critical examination of the music that she produced and performed during all periods of her life, thereby providing a needed overview of Morissette's body of work. All Morissette fans will appreciate learning about the details of her life, but the author's melding of the star's personal life story with an informed analysis of popular music will also appeal to a wider audience—readers interested in music, culture, women's studies, or female musicians, for example. The book provides entertaining and engrossing reading for any Alanis Morissette fan and serves as a resource that documents her broad contributions to the music industry. Provides a study of subject matter far beyond Morissette's blockbuster album, Jagged Little Pill, with coverage extending to 2012's Havoc and Bright Lights. Situates Morissette alongside noteworthy female singer-songwriters with roots extending back to the 1960s. Traces the origins of Morissette's music in pop, grunge, and electronic dance music. Explains how Morissette's enormous appeal among fans lies largely in their identification with details that she shared about her life and experiences.
Subject Morissette, Alanis -- Criticism and interpretation.
Popular music -- History and criticism.
ISBN 9781440830686 (hardcopy ; alk. paper)
1440830681 (hardcopy ; alk. paper)
9781440830693 (ebook)
144083069X (ebook)

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