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Book: Bruce Springsteen and the American Soul

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Essays on the Songs and Influence of a Cultural Icon, edited by David Garrett Izzo. Izzo is donating 100% of his royalties to the Community FoodBank of New Jersey.

In this anthology Izzo, an emeritus professor of English, collects 26 essays by Springsteen fans and scholars, inspired by and largely culled from the second Glory Days Springsteen Symposium. This critical work examines the man, his music, the cultural importance of his narrative songs and the singular experience of his live performances. Particular attention is paid to his political consciousness, including his alignment with the working poor, the unemployed, those down on their luck, and those suffering from social and political issues that permeate the American social landscape. It also explores his role in politics in America, especially his endorsement of various politicians. A wide-ranging exploration of everything germane to the outstanding career of this American musician.


  • "Fanfare For The Common Man: Magic" - Dana Sawyer

  • "In Concert: A Transcendental Celebration" -David Garrett Izzo

  • "Songwriting And Political Awareness: The Development Of Springsteen's Emotional Community" - Adam Aliano

  • "From The 'Badlands' To 'The Promised Land': How Past And Present America Has Affected The Lives Of Springsteen's Characters" - Jason W. Faulkner

  • "Queen of the Supermarket: Representations of Working Class Women" - Lisa Delmonico

  • "The Virgin, the Whore, the Girl Next Door: Seeking the Definitive 'Mary'" - Keith Fudge

  • "Springsteen's American Stories in Devils & Dust and The Seeger Sessions" - Robert McParland

  • "Going Nowhere: Bruce, The Beatles, Neil Young, Talking Heads and Others" - David Gellman

  • "Ten Things You Don't Know About Scholarship on Springsteen" - Denise D. Green

  • "Growin' Up With Springsteen" - Herpreet Kaur Grewal

  • "'World Without Pity': The Tragic Vision of Bruce Springsteen" - Lincoln Konkle

  • "An Opera on the Turnpike: Musical Form and Narrative Myth in the Early Works" - Barry Long

  • "Lost! Can We Find Our Way Back Home on Magic?" - Lorraine Mangione

  • "Let Me Show You What Love Can Do: The Messages of Working on a Dream" - Doug Morris

  • "The Key to the Universe: Springsteen, Masculinity, and the Car" - Katherine Parkin

  • "Evangelism From E Street: Brother Springsteen's Salvation Show" - Susan Woge

  • "Here Everybody Has a Neighbor: Springsteen's Narrative of Community" - April Lindner

  • "'Highway Patrolman': An Application of Sibling Theory and Research" - Jonathan Caspi

  • "'Mr. State Trooper, Please Don't Stop Me': The Image of Police in the Songs" - Susan Hamburger

  • "John Wayne and Bruce Springsteen Staying Home: How Not Going to War Influenced the Careers of Two American Popular Icons" - Lars A. Rossland

  • "Long Walk Home: Nostalgia and the Retro Postmodern Artist" - Elizabeth Seymour

  • "Growin' Up: The Progression of Springsteen's Music as It Relates to Erikson's Theory of Development" - Jim Azar

  • "On The Edge" - Stevan Weine

  • "Seeger, Dylan, and Springsteen: The Folk Tradition Alive and Well in America" - Marianne Murawski

  • "Springsteen's Intimations of Mortality" - Alex Pitofsky

  • "Springsteen: Growin' Up, Growing Older: A Route Map For The Long Walk Home" - Melanie Henwood

Softcover, 258 pages, McFarland & Company

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