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The cynical idealist : a spiritual biography of John Lennon, Gary Tillery

Label
The cynical idealist : a spiritual biography of John Lennon
Title
The cynical idealist
Title remainder
a spiritual biography of John Lennon
Statement of responsibility
Gary Tillery
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Here, for the first time, is the spiritual odyssey of this remarkable artist, honored with John F. Kennedy and Ho Chi Minh in 1969 as Man of the Decade. Mining Lennon's lyrics, poetry, prose, and interviews, Gary Tillery tracks his thinking as it evolved from his troubled, working-class childhood throughout his many roles as Beatle, peacenik, social activist, and househusband
  • At the height of fame, in 1965 Lennon crashed and began an honest search for meaning. He came to believe that, for society to improve, people must stop idolizing cultural heroes like he was. With Socrates, Lennon encourages us to view experts with cynicism and think for ourselves. We ought to live life as art and to aim at self-transformation, for our own sake and for a better world. Lennon's songs like Instant Karma and Mind Games remind us that we ourselves have the power to shape, not a future we dread, but one we want. His legacy endures as a beacon of truth that urges us to be the change we want to see
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Label
The cynical idealist : a spiritual biography of John Lennon, Gary Tillery
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of rebellion -- Nowhere land -- Rock 'n' roll -- Help! -- The long, dark cynical night -- God -- Love -- Meditation -- Cynicism -- Life as work of art -- Reborn artist -- Peace advocate -- Social activist -- Househusband -- Cynical idealism -- Superstars -- Mind games -- Imagine -- Shining on
Control code
3ocm51322241
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Quest edition.
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780835608756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
The cynical idealist : a spiritual biography of John Lennon, Gary Tillery
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The roots of rebellion -- Nowhere land -- Rock 'n' roll -- Help! -- The long, dark cynical night -- God -- Love -- Meditation -- Cynicism -- Life as work of art -- Reborn artist -- Peace advocate -- Social activist -- Househusband -- Cynical idealism -- Superstars -- Mind games -- Imagine -- Shining on
Control code
3ocm51322241
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First Quest edition.
Extent
xi, 202 pages
Isbn
9780835608756
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2009025756
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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