Bo S. Svensson

"music of life"
Helpful votes received on reviews: 77% (23 of 30)
Location: Lund, Sweden


Top Reviewer Ranking: 231,105 - Total Helpful Votes: 23 of 30
Critical Practice (New Accents) by Catherine Belsey
Critical Practice (New Accents) by Catherine Belsey
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Amazon's well written commentary below says what you need to know, with a surplus. I wonder, is it written by the author herself?
So what can I add? I really enjoyed reading this book, in its opening of new venues to an important discussion of modernist and postmodernist topics related to literature and cultural studies. One example: In the 1970'ies I and my generation of young inexperienced marxists read Althusser's complicated french theories on Marxism and Structuralism, found them to dogmatic and static (in German "Kapitallogik") and put them aside. Catherine Belsey's creative reading of Althusser suddenly makes sense to me in its own right and as a useful bridge to… Read more
Darwin's Plots: Evolutionary Narrative in Darwin, &hellip by Gillian Beer
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
I find the book description by Amazon (below) very informative and accurate and can only add, that for me, personally, it is a very good read in its ambition to combine Darwin's plots with literary narratives from the same period. The Author has been very creative in his investigations and it is a joy to follow his thoughts. This new edition contains one new chapter in addition to the earlier editions. The concluding chapter 9: "Darwin and the consciousness of others". It also contains an updated select bibliography, further reading related to Darwin and a useful index.
The Bridge ~ Sonny Rollins
The Bridge ~ Sonny Rollins
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Non plus ultra!, 15 Jan 2013
The forever young genius on tenor Saxophone in his most formative years. After a beginning playing like a young god with the self destructive stars of the be bop generation he felt he needed a creative break as a person and as a musician, not smoking, not drinking, not taking drugs. The legend says that for a time a lone saxophone player was practising atop a New York City bridge in the dead of night, withdrawn from the jazz scene. Then in 1962 he climbed down from the bridge and recorded this album for the legendary George Avakian. With Jim Hall on guitar, Bob Cranshaw on bass and Ben Riley on drums he recorded - what did i say? - The Bridge, and a few standards and originals like Without… Read more

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