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Negative Dialectics

Posted by: Stoller on September 30, 1999 at 10:37:05:

In Reply to: 'Frank Zappa: The Negative Dialectics of Poodle Play' by posted by Chuck on September 29, 1999 at 16:01:45:

: The author's point is that Zappa's music, though underpinned by a petit-bourgeois belief in cottage-industry economics, is "just as much part of a protest against the divisions of capitalist society as the music of Charlie Parker or Kurt Weill" (p. xvi).

Can't say I was too convinced by my reading. Was Charlie Parker and Kurt Weill really against the social division of labor?---or were they just bohemian dilettantes? See my post about The Artist as Ideology for further explication.

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