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There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright Kirk Lake

There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright By Kirk Lake

There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright by Kirk Lake


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Summary

The first ever biography of one of the most fascinating singers to have appeared in the last 50 years.

There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright Summary

There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright: And the Story of Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle by Kirk Lake

The first ever biography of one of the most fascinating singers to have appeared in the last 50 years.

"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.

There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright Reviews

An informative and intriguing portrait of a fascinating artist, and the family who made him. - Montreal Gazette.

This biography, like Wainwright's best music, is orchestrated to perfection. - Record Collector.

About Kirk Lake

Kirk Lake is a writer and musician. He has contributed articles to the GUARDIAN, OBSERVER, the IDLER and the NME.

Additional information

GOR003458587
9781409103424
1409103420
There Will Be Rainbows: A Biography of Rufus Wainwright: And the Story of Loudon Wainwright and Kate McGarrigle by Kirk Lake
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Orion Publishing Co
2010-04-29
320
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Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
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