Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books

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9780195368505: Natural Selection: Gary Giddins on Comedy, Film, Music, and Books

Long recognized as America's most brilliant jazz writer, winner of the prestigious National Book Critics Circle Award, Gary Giddins has also produced a wide range of stimulating and original cultural criticism in other fields. With Natural Selection, he brings together the best of these previously uncollected essays, including a few written expressly for this volume. The range of topics is spellbinding. Writing with insight, humor, and a famously deft touch, he offers sharp-edged perspectives on such diverse subjects as Federico Fellini and Jean Renoir, Norman Mailer and Ralph Ellison, Marlon Brando and Groucho Marx, Duke Ellington and Bob Dylan, horror and noir, the cartoon version of Animal Farm and the comic book series Classics Illustrated. Throughout, Giddins reveals his uncommon ability to address in very few words an entire career, so that we get an in-depth portrait of the artist beyond the film, book, or recording under review. A wonderful gathering of little-known treasures, Natural Selection will broaden the perception of Gary Giddins as one of our most important cultural critics.

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Gary Giddins wrote the Village Voice's 'Weather Bird' column for more than thirty years. His eight books and three documentary films have garnered unparalleled recognition for jazz, including a National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism, two Ralph J. Gleason Music Book Awards, six ASCAP-Deems Taylor Awards, a Guggenheim, and a Peabody. He lives in New York City.

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Giddins is that rare creature, the deadline-driven journalist with a distinctive voice. This collection also reveals that, while best known for his award-winning writing on jazz, his range is really quite remarkable. Besides jazz, he writes authoritatively about film noir, silent comedy, and contemporary fiction; about Jack Benny and Friedrich Durrenmatt; and, in intelligent, heartfelt reflections on a youth spent reading it, that late but seldom lamented comic-book series, Classics Illustrated. Not every editor has appreciated Giddins' insistence on speaking his mind, and Giddins reveals in the autobiographical introduction that his negative review of Lady Sings the Blues in Hollywood Reporter cost him that particular writing gig. Happily, he has spent most of his career writing for publications like the Village Voice, for which he wrote the jazz-oriented column "Weather Bird" for more than 30 years, and the New York Sun, which appreciates strong writers with strong opinions. Just as happily, Giddins has chosen to corral the best of his elegantly written, exquisitely argued pieces, most of them written in the last 15 years or so, for this eclectic collection, which should please film buffs, jazz fans, and anyone, really, who loves the fine art of literary journalism. Jack Helbig
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