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    Description"Rufus Wainwright is the greatest songwriter on the planet" - Elton John Rufus Wainwright's work mixes innovation and tradition like no other contemporary pop performer. His private life, which, by choice or otherwise, he has lived in public, is equally incredible -- and in its own, sometimes peculiar, often exaggerated way, has encompassed all three of the cliched tenets of the popular artist (sex, drugs and rock n roll). In seeking to explain how the artist works and where his place lies in a great tradition, Kirk Lake enters into the diverse worlds of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, opera, gay liberation, Canadian folk, neo-Conservatism, drug addiction and Hollywood musicals. He follows Wainwright's journey (from Van Dyke Parks, to rehab, to Carnegie Hall), and talks to those who have orbited close to Wainwright. Rufus Wainwright: A Biography is an intelligent, critical piece of music writing that befits the integrity and complexity of the artist's work while fully embracing the self-deprecating humour and flamboyance that embodies Rufus Wainwright, the person.


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    Title
    There Will Be Rainbows
    Subtitle
    A Biography of Rufus Wainwright and the Story of Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Kirk Lake
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 130 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 326 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781409103424
    ISBN 10: 1409103420
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: BIO
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.1
    BIC subject category V2: BGF, AVH, AVGP
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25970
    DC22: 782.42166092
    BISAC V2.8: BIO004000
    Thema V1.0: DNBF, AVN, AVP
    Edition statement
    Mass Market Paperback
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (chiefly col.)
    Publisher
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    29 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    London
    Author Information
    Kirk Lake is a writer and musician. He has contributed articles to the GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, the IDLER and the NME.