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Sweetness Follows: Michael Stipe, John Keats, And the Consolations of Time

Eric Reimer

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0019
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Despite thirty years of writing and performing for R.E.M., Michael Stipe continues to have an obscure status as one of rock music’s most accomplished and poetic lyricists. His emphasis on the ... More


Laughing in Tune: R.E.M. and The Post‐Confessional Lyric

Jeffrey Roessner

in The Poetics of American Song Lyrics

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617031564
eISBN:
9781617031571
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617031564.003.0018
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

R.E.M. came to prominence in the early 1980s as the antithesis of nearly every trend in corporate rock music. In contrast to top-forty rock, which was hyper-produced, strident, and awash in ... More


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