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Teenage

Jon Savage

The acclaimed history of the century and a half of ferment, folly and angst that resulted in the arrival of ‘the teenager’ in 1945, from award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage. Featuring a new introduction from the author.

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£12.99
Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571366774
Date Published
03.06.2021
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Summary

ONE OF DAVID BOWIE’S TOP 100 MUST READ BOOKS
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE 2013 DOCUMENTARY FILM TEENAGE
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR

The acclaimed history of the century and a half of ferment, folly and angst that resulted in the arrival of ‘the teenager’ in 1945, from award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage.

‘One of Britain’s most trusted cultural historians.’
THE FACE

Ringing with music, from ragtime to swing, Teenage roams London, New York, Paris and Berlin with hooligans and Apaches; explores free love and eternal youth; meets flappers and zootsuiters, the Bright Young People and the Lost Generation. The stories come fast and furious, comic, poignant, painfully moving; Savage fuses popular culture, politics and social history into a stunning chronicle of modern life.

‘Compulsive reading . . . a rich, rewarding book that makes an important contribution to cultural history.’
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

‘The definitive history of youth in revolt.’
ROLLING STONE

‘[Savage] can bring a beguiling blend of gravitas, wit, scholarship, and a slyly appreciative eye for the subversive, to any topic he approaches. Teenage provides a panoramic scope for his talents.’
INDEPENDENT

‘Savage has produced a book that may well change how people think about teenagers.’
GUARDIAN

(This book is part of a reissue of Jon Savage’s seminal works: 1966, Teenage, and England’s Dreaming)

Critic Reviews

A remarkable exploration of what it meant and how it felt to be young in the early modern era.

Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys
Critic Reviews

Jon Savage is a star . . . necessary and illuminating.

The Times
Critic Reviews

Savage has produced a book that may well change how people think about teenagers – and prompt other youth culture writers to embark on revisionist epics of their own.

Andy Beckett, Guardian
Critic Reviews

A literary whimper and a cataclysmic bang … his [Savage’s] bristling passion and sheer eloquence ensure he’s worth listening to.

Andrew Anthony, Observer
Critic Reviews

Teenage becomes compulsive reading … [it] lavishly documents the sudden empowerment of youth culture … a rich, rewarding book that makes an important contribution to cultural history.

Camille Paglia, New York Times Book Review
Critic Reviews

[Savage] can bring a beguiling blend of gravitas, wit, scholarship, and a slyly appreciative eye for the subversive, to any topic he approaches. Teenage provides a panoramic scope for his talents. He rises to the occasion with massive aplomb... a supremely thorough, assured, affecting and involving work.

Independent
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Jon Savage is the author of England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth, 1875-1945. He is the writer of the award-winning film documentaries The Brian Epstein Story (1988) and Joy Division (2007), as well as the feature film Teenage (2013). His compilations include Meridian 1970 (Heavenly/EMI 2005) and Queer Noises: From the Closet to…

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