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Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen Hardcover – 30 August 2019

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"Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen did something I wouldn't have thought possible: it deepened my appreciation for the artist by broadening my understanding of his relevance and influence. I'd long known that Bruce had wide, diverse, international appeal. Now I have a better understanding of why. Highly recommended."-- "E Street Shuffle"

"Rutgers Professor Reflects on Springsteen's Legacy for ''The Boss's' 70th Birthday," by Cynthia Medina
https: //news.rutgers.edu/qa/rutgers-professor-reflects-springsteens-legacy-ahead-bosss-70th-birthday/20190730?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=rutgerstoday#.XYmJOOdKjq0-- "Rutgers Today"

"Long Walk Home endeavors to examine the impact the art and the artist have had on individual people around the world. The book fulfills this mission admirably. Individual contributions are of uniformly high quality. The collection as a whole is an engaging read that will interest scholars and fans alike."

--Prudence Jones "BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies"

"Bruce Springsteen Is Jew-ish: He may be Catholic, but to many fans--including this one--his lyrics speak to a different creed," by Eric Alterman
https: //www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/10/bruce-springsteen-almost-jewish/599146/-- "The Atlantic"

"Celebrating Bruce at 70," by Tammy La Gorce-- "New Jersey Monthly"

"Dermot Bolger: 'As Bruce turns 70, I thank him for giving voice to my world, '" excerpt from Long Walk Home
https: //www.independent.ie/opinion/comment/dermot-bolger-as-bruce-turns-70-i-thank-him-for-giving-voice-to-my-world-38496573.html-- "Irish Independent"

"E Street Radio" SiriusXM interview with contributors Daniel Wolff Lauren Onkey-- "E Street Radio - SiriusXM"

"Growing Up With Bruce Springsteen: I wouldn't be the man I am without him," by Eric Alterman
http: //www.publicseminar.org/essays/growing-up-with-bruce-springsteen/-- "Public Seminar"

"In a collection as carefully compiled as a Springsteen album, Cohen and Booklist contributor Sawyers celebrate the Boss at 70....For more than four decades, Springsteen's music has been part of our popular music and culture and will continue to be, long after his final album is released. As this compilation illustrates, his 'Glory Days' are far from over."-- "Booklist"

"Local Leaders Never Stop Reading" by Amanda Capps
http: //www.greenvillebusinessmag.com/2020/03/05/299879/local-leaders-never-stop-reading-- "Greenville Business Magazine"

"Relatable passages and...excellent writing."-- "Newark Star-Ledger"

"Rutgers Univ. Press to celebrate Springsteen's birthday with 'Long Walk Home' book," by Jay Lustig-- "NJ Arts"

"Springsteen at Seventy," by Wesley Stace
https: //www.nybooks.com/daily/2019/09/21/springsteen-at-seventy/-- "New York Review of Books"

"Springsteen at 70: Remembering When The Boss Rocked New Brunswick" by TAP into New Brunswick
https: //www.tapinto.net/towns/east-brunswick/articles/springsteen-at-70-remembering-when-the-boss-rocked-new-brunswick-8-- "TAP into New Brunswick"

"That's the greatest joy of Long Walk Home--the little details from fan's lives, intersecting with moments of historical and artistic significance."-- "Third Coast Review"

"The book nods to Springsteen's international, intercultural popularity and success....The most thought-provoking essays in Long Walk Home are by writers who are not from the stereotypical Springsteen fan base."-- "Times Literary Supplement"

"The expanding field of Springsteen Studies is fascinating, and includes stellar volumes written by many of the contributors to this collection. Kudos to co-editors Jonathan D. Cohen (managing editor of "'BOSS: The Biannual Online-Journal of Springsteen Studies') and June Skinner Sawyers (editor of "Racing in the Streets: The Bruce Springsteen Reader") for giving Springsteen fans an extraordinary new addition to that canon. Long Walk Home is worthy of its subject and a timely reminder of Springsteen's promise in the 1999 anthem 'Land of Hope and Dreams' that 'dreams will not be thwarted/ faith will be rewarded.'"-- "Charleston Post & Courier"

"The Ties That Bind: Bruce Springsteen And The Wide Divide," excerpted from A.O. Scott's piece in Long Walk Home
https: //www.npr.org/2019/09/23/762803629/the-ties-that-bind-bruce-springsteen-and-the-wide-divide-- "NPR Books"

"Why Bruce Springsteen is the soundtrack of the 2020 primary," by Jonathan D. Cohen
https: //www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/09/23/why-bruce-springsteen-is-soundtrack-primary/-- "Washington Post"

Contributor Lou Maser interview on "One-on-One with Steve Adubato"
http: //steveadubato.org/bruce-springsteen-s-impact-on-music-history.html-- "One-on-One with Steve Adubato"

"A killer collection of Boss studies and stories, as varied as Springsteen's own body of work and a fitting tribute to the man -- at 70, both an American legend and an artist as vital as ever."--Christopher Phillips "Editor of Backstreets.com"

"Taken together, the 26 essays in Long Walk Home give readers a rich understanding of why the Boss matters so profoundly to his audience; how each of us has been moved, challenged, and shaped by Springsteen's music."--Roxanne Harde "co-editor of Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture"

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It is not surprising, then, that the most thought-provoking essays in Long Walk Home are by writers who are not from the stereotypical Springsteen fan base." —Times Literary Supplement

"Long Walk Home: Reflections on Bruce Springsteen at 70 offers a comprehensive, timely overview of Springsteen’s life and work. The eminently qualified essayists in Sawyers and Cohen’s anthology astutely address Springsteen’s achievement in terms of the artist’s evolving legacy, with a valuable accent upon exploring his lasting contributions to twentieth- and twenty-first- century popular music and culture.” —Kenneth Womack, author of Long and Winding Roads: The Evolving Artistry of the Beatles

"A killer collection of Boss studies and stories, as varied as Springsteen's own body of work and a fitting tribute to the man at 70, both an American legend and an artist as vital as ever." —Christopher Phillips, Editor of Backstreets.com

"Taken together, the 26 essays in Long Walk Home give readers a rich understanding of why the Boss matters so profoundly to his audience; how each of us has been moved, challenged, and shaped by Springsteen’s music." —Roxanne Harde, co-editor of Walking the Line: Country Music Lyricists and American Culture

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  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Rutgers University Press (30 August 2019)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 270 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 1978805268
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-1978805262
  • Reading age ‏ : ‎ 16 years and up
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 15.24 x 2.54 x 22.86 cm
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