The Triumph of Vulgarity

The Triumph of Vulgarity

The Triumph of Vulgarity in a thinker's guide to rock 'n' roll. Rock music mirrors the tradition of nineteenth-century Romaniticsm, Robert Patison says. Whitman's "barbaric yawp" can still be heard in the punk rock of the Ramones, and the spirit that inspired Poe's Eureka lives on in the lyrics of Talking Heads. Rock is vulgar, Pattison notes, and vulgarity is something that high culture has long despised but rarely bothered to define. This book is the first effort since John Ruskin and Aldous Huxley to describe in depth what vulgarity is, and how, with the help of ideas inherent in Romaniticism, it has slipped the constraints imposed on it by refined culture and established its own loud arts. The book disassembles the various myths of rock: its roots in black and folk music; the primacy it accords to feeling and self; the sexual omnipotence of rock stars; the satanic predilictions of rock fans; and rock's high-voltage image of the modern Prometheus wielding an electric guitar. Pattison treats these myths as vulgar counterparts of their originals in refined Romantic art and offers a description and justification of rock's central place in the social and aesthetic structure of modern culture. At a time when rock lyrics have provoked parental outrage and senatorial hearings, The Triumph of Vulgarity is required reading for anyone interested in where rock comes from and how it works.

America in White Black and Gray

This is essentially the argument of Robert Pattison in his hard - hitting but far - ranging book , The Triumph of Vulgarity . 56. Martha Bayles , Hole in our Soul : The Loss of Beauty and Meaning in American Popular Music ( Chicago ...

America in White  Black  and Gray

Numerous studies on various aspects of the issues of the 1960s have been written over the past 35 years, but few have so successfully integrated the many-sided components into a coherent, synthetic, and reliable book that combines good storytelling with sound scholarly analysis.

Ortega s The Revolt of the Masses and the Triumph of the New Man

Intellectual mass man lacks the central quality of the noble man: the desire to transcend itself. Intellectual mass man is solely moved by the career expedi- ency of make-work research. 22. Vulgarity; Vulgaridad — Vulgarity is the ...

Ortega s The Revolt of the Masses and the Triumph of the New Man

This book is first and foremost a detailed and meticulous study of Ortega y Gasset's The Revolt of the Masses (1930). No other up-to-date books explore this thinker and his great work. Most importantly, the author demonstrates the relevance and importance of Ortega y Gasset's thought and his The Revolt of the Masses for today's world, showing, for instance, how Ortega's categories like "mass man" and "decadence," have been vindicated by today's spiritual, moral and cultural decay. This aspect of the book will perhaps be of major interest to the reading public. What Ortega argues for in his brief history of philosophy is something that he has otherwise made explicit throughout his work, mainly his conviction that strictly speaking philosophy as an activity or manner of thinking that faces naked reality, holistically, ended long ago with the ancient Greeks. All subsequent philosophical endeavors have been merely a rehashing or an academic commentary on the pre-existing philosophical canon. This latter activity he saw as pertaining to the history of philosophy, but he did not regard it as philosophy. Philosophy, as a vital and life-forging way of life, he argued, had played out its originality, and thus had run its course, long ago. With a glossary of special terms as used by Ortega, and with references to Albert Camus, Gabriel Marcel, C.S. Lewis, Friedrich Nietzsche, Josef Pieper, and others, this work is a fundamental tool for any student of Ortega, of existentialism, and 20th-century European philosophy. Pedro Blas Gonzalez is Associate Professor of Philosophy at Barry University in Miami. His areas of specialization include Continental philosophy, specifically Phenomenology, Existentialism, and philosophical aspects of literature. His works include Fragments: Essays In Subjectivity, Individuality And Autonomy (Algora, 2005), and Human Existence as Radical Reality: Ortega's Philosophy of Subjectivity (Paragon House, 2005). Gonzalez holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy from DePaul University.

From Walt to Woodstock

Robert Pattison , The Triumph of Vulgarity ( New York : Oxford University Press , 1987 ) , p . 81 . 65. Harold Bloom , Shakespeare and the Invention of the Human ( New York : Riverhead Books , 1998 ) . 66.

From Walt to Woodstock

Douglas Brode overturns the idea of Disney as a middlebrow filmmaker by detailing how Disney movies played a key role in transforming children of the Eisenhower era into the radical youth of the Age of Aquarius.

Off Key

These characteriza- tions are in sympathy with the connections that Robert Pattison makes in The Triumph of Vulgarity: Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism: “What separates elite from popular culture is its unwillingness to embrace ...

Off Key

In Off Key, Kay Dickinson offers a compelling study of how certain alliances of music and film are judged aesthetic failures. Based on a fascinating and wide-ranging body of film-music mismatches, and using contemporary reviews and histories of the turn to post-industrialization, the book expands the ways in which the union of the film and music businesses can be understood. Moving beyond the typical understanding of film music that privileges the score, Off Key also incorporates analyses of rock 'n' roll movies, composer biopics, and pop singers crossing over into acting. By doing this, it provides a fuller picture of how two successful entertainment sectors have sought out synergistic strategies, ones whose alleged "failures" have much to tell about the labor practices of the creative industries, as well as our own relationship to them and to work itself. A provocative and politically-conscious look at music-image relations, Off Key will appeal to students and scholars of film music, cinema studies, media studies, cultural studies, and labor history.

Science Fiction in Classic Rock

Pattison called rock music “the triumph of vulgarity” and contended that rock refuses to submit to measures of good taste. He recognized “various Romantic myths of which rock is composed” and considered rock as a world of thought.

Science Fiction in Classic Rock

As technology advances, society retains its mythical roots--a tendency evident in rock music and its enduring relationship with myth and science fiction. This study explores the mythical and fantastic themes of artists from the late 1960s to the mid-1980s, including David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Jefferson Airplane, Blue Oyster Cult, Iron Maiden, Led Zeppelin and Black Sabbath. Drawing on insights from Joseph Campbell, J.G. Frazer, Carl Jung and Mircea Eliade, the author examines how performers have incorporated mythic archetypes and science fiction imagery into songs that illustrate societal concerns and futuristic fantasies.

Shards of Love

I also have profited considerably from reading Pattison's very able book , The Triumph of Vulgarity . With a phenomenal grasp of the rock corpus , Pattison does an admirable job of tracing and detailing a number of the major literary ...

Shards of Love

Menocal (Spanish and Portuguese, Yale U.) explores the shift from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance through the birth of lyric poetry in the context of the conquest of the Americas and the reconquest of Spain from the Moors. Includes nearly 100 pages of bibliographic essays. Paper edition (unseen), $18.95. Annotation copyright by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review

The Triumph of Vulgarity : Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism . New York : Oxford University Press , 1987. xii , 280 pp . $ 19.95 . Once again , it appears that Whitman is associating with the wrong company .

Walt Whitman Quarterly Review


A Chronology of Vulgar Latin

But if on the one hand , the triumph of the democratic condition of the Gallo - Franks resulted in the early triumph of their popular speech and through this triumph , in the early official use of their speech for cultural purposes ...

A Chronology of Vulgar Latin

The book series Beihefte zur Zeitschrift für romanische Philologie, founded by Gustav Gröber in 1905, is among the most renowned publications in Romance Studies. It covers the entire field of Romance linguistics, including the national languages as well as the lesser studied Romance languages. The editors welcome submissions of high-quality monographs and collected volumes on all areas of linguistic research, on medieval literature and on textual criticism. The publication languages of the series are French, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian and Romanian as well as German and English. Each collected volume should be as uniform as possible in its contents and in the choice of languages.

A Dictionary of Modern Slang Cant And Vulgar Words

Preceded by a History of Cant and Vulgar Language : with Glossaries of Two Secret Languages John Camden Hotten. SWIFT'S coarser pieces abound in vulgarities and slang expressions . THE TRIUMPH OF WIT , or Ingenuity display'd in its ...

A Dictionary of Modern Slang  Cant  And  Vulgar Words


A Dictionary of Slang Cant and Vulgar Words

THE TRIUMPH OF WIT, or Ingenuity display'd in its Perfection, being the Newest and most Useful Academy, Songs, Art of Love, and the Mystery and Art of Canting, with Poems, Songs, &c., in the Canting Language, 16mo.

A Dictionary of Slang  Cant  and Vulgar Words


A Dictionary of Modern Slang Cant and Vulgar Words Used at the Present Day in the Streets of London the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge the Houses of Parliament the Dens of St Giles and the Palaces of St James

THE TRIUMPH OF WIT , or Ingenuity display'd in its Perfection , being the Newest and most Useful Academy , Songs , Art of Love , and the Mystery and Art of Canting , with Poems , Songs , & c . , in the Canting Language , 16mo .

A Dictionary of Modern Slang  Cant  and Vulgar Words  Used at the Present Day in the Streets of London  the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge  the Houses of Parliament  the Dens of St  Giles  and the Palaces of St  James


Vulgar Tongue

For the early history of the rhetoric of " triumph " used of English , see Richard Foster Jones , The Triumph of the English Language ( see Further Reading ) . 6. See , for example , The Postcolonial Middle Ages , ed .

Vulgar Tongue


Bridging the Gap

Robert Pattison , The Triumph of Vulgarity : Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism ( New York and Oxford : Oxford University Press , 1987 ) , 13 , 15 ( quotation from p . 13 ) . 10. Crawford , A History , 37.

Bridging the Gap

This book includes a discussion of the many possible definitions of popular music, information on how popular musicians learn, and specific examples of educational programs that incorporate popular music with suggestions on how to choose high quality repertoire. --From publisher's description.

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue

In the course of this work many ludicrous games and customs are explained , which are not to be met with in any other book : the succession of the finishers of the law , the abolition of the triumph or ovation of Ho !. born - hill ...

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue


A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue By Francis Grose

... the abolition of the triumph or ovation of Holborn - hill , with the introduction of the present mode of execution at Newgate , are chronologically ascertained ; points of great importance to both the present and future compilers of ...

A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue  By Francis Grose


All Shook Up

As The Triumph of Vulgarity draws to its close , Pattison remarks that the American “ cultural community has responded ” to the vulgar energies of rock “ with innovative acts of suicidal ingratitude , exemplified by the report on ...

All Shook Up

"Conservative complaints about popular music focus on lyrics alone and appeal only to public decency and safety. Liberals, swift to the defense of any self-expression, simultaneously celebrate rock's liberating ethos and deny its cultural influence. Neither side appreciates the true power of music or is willing to examine its own musical tastes.".

Englische und amerikanische Rocklyrik 1950 1975

117 ) Robert Pattison , The Triuuph of Vulgarity : Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticisn ( New York / Oxford , 1987 ) , s . 30 . 118 ) Pattison , The Triumph of Vulgarity , s . 37 . 119 ) Vgl . hierzu Raoul Hoffmann , Zoon Boon : Die ...

Englische und amerikanische Rocklyrik  1950 1975

Originally presented as the author's thesis (doctoral--Philipps-Universiteat Marburg/Lahn, 1990) under the title: Anglo-amerikanische Rocklyrik zwischen 1950 und 1975.

Southern Humanities Review

The Triumph of Vulgarity : Rock Music in the Mirror of Romanticism . By Robert Pattison . New York : Oxford University Press , 1987. xii + 280 pp . $ 19.95 Like any broad cultural movement , rock resists its definers .

Southern Humanities Review