AUTOBIOGRAPHY

AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Editorial:
PENGUIN BOOKS
Año de edición:
Materia
Biografías y autobiografías
ISBN:
978-0-14-139481-7
Páginas:
480
Idioma:
Inglés
Encuadernación:
Rústica

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Autobiography is a book by the British singer-songwriter Morrissey, published in October 2013. Controversially, it was published under the Penguin Classics imprint. It was a number one best-seller in the UK and received polarized reviews, with certain reviewers hailing it as brilliant writing and others decrying it as overwrought and self-indulgent. The book is not divided into chapters and its opening paragraph lasts four-and-a-half pages. The book covers Morrissey's childhood and adolescence, his period as lead singer with The Smiths, his subsequent solo career and his courtroom battles with Smiths drummer Mike Joyce, who successfully sued him for unpaid royalties in the 1990s. He writes extensively about the television, literature and music that influenced him, devoting many pages to the New York Dolls, whom he persuaded to reform in the 2000s. The book includes a number of descriptions of people Morrissey has worked with which his biographer Tony Fletcher calls "character assassinations". Fletcher describes the depiction of Rough Trade Records boss Geoff Travis as particularly unflattering. Morrissey writes in the book about two serious romantic relationships he has had with a woman and a man. In the days following the book's release, he issued a statement emphasising that he did not consider himself to be gay: "I am attracted to humans. But, of course, not many". Autobiography became the number one selling book in the UK upon release, setting a new first week sales record for a music autobiography. It also topped the non-fiction chart in Ireland.

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