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The Resource 7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin, James Sullivan

7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin, James Sullivan

Label
7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin
Title
7 dirty words
Title remainder
the life and crimes of George Carlin
Statement of responsibility
James Sullivan
Title variation
Seven dirty words
Title variation remainder
the life and crimes of George Carlin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Journalist and cultural critic James Sullivan tells the story of Alternative America from the 1950s to the present, from the singular vantage point of George Carlin, the Catholic boy for whom nothing was sacred. This critical biography is an insightful (and hilarious) examination of Carlin's body of work as it pertained to its cultural times and the man who created it, from his early days as a more-or-less conventional comedian to his stunning transformation into the subversive comedic voice of the emerging counterculture. Sullivan also chronicles Carlin's struggles with censorship and drugs, as well as the full-blown renaissance he experienced in the 1990s, both personally and professionally, when he became an elder statesman to a younger generation of comics who revered him. This is the definitive biography of an American master who changed the world, and also a work of cultural commentary which frames his extraordinary legacy.--From publisher description
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1965 Nov. 7-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sullivan, James
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Carlin, George
  • Comedians
Label
7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin, James Sullivan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warm-up -- Heavy mysteries -- Class clown -- Attracting attention -- Values (How much is that dog crap in the window?) -- The confessional -- Special dispensation -- Seven words you can never say on television -- Wasted time -- America the beautiful -- Squeamish -- Kicker
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
261 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306818295
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317919117
  • (OCoLC)317919117
Label
7 dirty words : the life and crimes of George Carlin, James Sullivan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Warm-up -- Heavy mysteries -- Class clown -- Attracting attention -- Values (How much is that dog crap in the window?) -- The confessional -- Special dispensation -- Seven words you can never say on television -- Wasted time -- America the beautiful -- Squeamish -- Kicker
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st Da Capo Press ed.
Extent
261 p., [8] p. of plates
Isbn
9780306818295
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2010000583
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
ill
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn317919117
  • (OCoLC)317919117

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