Ann Powers Traveling Joni Mitchell biografie recensie, review en informatie over de inhoud van het boek over de Canadese singer songwriter. Op 11 juni 2024 verschijnt bij uitgeverij Harper Collins de biografie Traveling, On the Path of Joni Mitchell, geschreven door Ann Powers. Hier lees je informatie over de inhoud van het boek, de schrijfster en over de uitgave. Er is geen Nederlandse vertaling van het boek verkrijgbaar of aangekondigd.

Ann Powers Traveling Joni Mitchell biografie recensie en review

  • “Luminous, knotty and timely…Ms. Powers hardly misses a trick. Every time I felt I might be one step ahead of her, the other shoe happily dropped on the next page.” (Wall Street Journal)
  • “Remarkably insightful … Powers proves an adroit codebreaker for the uniquely complex cross-pollination of romantic ennui, class consciousness, spiritual striving and occasional narcissism that characterizes the full sweep of the Joni Mitchell enterprise.” (Washington Post)
  • “Powers is the perfect writer for her subject, and she shows us a far more interesting way to regard Mitchell than the fan’s smothering hug. Hers is a loose embrace with the respect for craft that comes from truly understanding what it takes to write a song like ‘Woodstock’ or ‘A Case of You’ or ‘Come in From the Cold, ‘ as well as a healthy dose of skepticism about the myth of Joni.” (Los Angeles Times)

Ann Powers Traveling Joni Mitchell biografie


On the Path of Joni Mitchell

  • Auteur: Ann Powers (Verenigde Staten)
  • Soort boek: biografie, muziekboek
  • Taal: Engels
  • Uitgever: Harper Collins
  • Verschijnt: 11 juni 2024
  • Omvang: 437 pagina’s
  • Uitgave: gebonden boek / paperback / ebook
  • Prijs: $35.00
  • Boek bestellen bij: Amazon / Bol / Libris

Flaptekst van de biografie van de Canadese singer songwriter Joni Mitchell

For decades, Joni Mitchell’s life and music have enraptured listeners. One of the most celebrated artists of her generation, Mitchell has inspired countless musicians–from peers like James Taylor, to inheritors like Prince and Brandi Carlile–and authors, who have dissected her music and her life in their writing. At the same time, Mitchell has always been a force beckoning us still closer, as–with the other arm–she pushes us away. Given this, music critic Ann Powers wondered if there was another way to draw insights from the life of this singular musician who never stops moving, never stops experimenting.

In Traveling, Powers seeks to understand Mitchell through her myriad journeys. Through extensive interviews with Mitchell’s peers and deep archival research, she takes readers to rural Canada, mapping the singer’s childhood battle with polio. She charts the course of Mitchell’s musical evolution, ranging from early folk to jazz fusion to experimentation with pop synthetics. She follows the winding road of Mitchell’s collaborations with other greats, and the loves that emerged along the way, all the way through to the remarkable return of Mitchell to music-making after the 2015 aneurysm that nearly took her life.

Along this journey, Powers’ wide-ranging musings on the artist’s life and career reconsider the biographer’s role and the way it twines against the reality of a fan. In doing so, Traveling illustrates the shifting nature of biography, and the ultimate contradiction of celebrity: that an icon cannot truly, completely be known to a fan.

Kaleidoscopic in scope, and intimate in its detail, Traveling is a fresh and fascinating addition to the Joni Mitchell canon, written by a biographer in full command of her gifts who asks as much of herself as of her subject.


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