Let's Talk About Love: Why Other People Have Such Bad Taste by Carl Wilson

By Carl Wilson

For his 2007 seriously acclaimed 33 0.33 sequence name, Let's speak about Love, Carl Wilson went on a quest to discover his internal Céline Dion fan and discover how we outline ourselves by means of what we name reliable and undesirable, what we like and what we hate.

At as soon as one of the most generally loved and such a lot reviled and lampooned pop stars of the previous few a long time, Céline Dion's critics name her mawkish and overblown whereas hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts worldwide adore her "huge pipes” or even higher emotions. How can an individual say which facet is true?

This new, improved version is going even extra, calling on 13 admired writers and musicians to answer issues starting from sentiment and kitsch to cultural capital and musical snobbery. the unique textual content is by means of vigorous arguments and tales from Nick Hornby, Krist Novoselic, Ann Powers, Mary Gaitskill, James Franco, Sheila Heti and others.

In a brand new afterword, Carl Wilson examines contemporary cultural alterations in love and hate, together with the influence of know-how and social media on how style works (or does not) within the twenty first century.

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