By Simon Critchley
In this concise and fascinating expedition during the songs of 1 of the world’s maximum pop stars, Critchley, whose writings on philosophy have garnered frequent compliment, melds own narratives of the way Bowie lit up his uninteresting lifestyles in southern England’s suburbs with philosophical forays into the best way techniques of authenticity and identification are grew to become within out in Bowie’s paintings. the result's approximately as provocative and mind-expanding because the artist it portrays.
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