In Memoriam: David Bowie

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Book cover: David Bowie Is the Subject (details below)

More sad news for the music world (and beyond). Visionary rock icon David Bowie has passed out of this world forever, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 years old.

Bowie’s impact spread well beyond rock music. There are several biographies detailing Bowie’s life and rise to stardom; but perhaps even more interesting, scholars in a wide array of fields from visual culture to fashion history to literary theory have taken as their objects of study Bowie’s creations and personae. In addition to listening to his music, we hope you’ll take some time to enjoy the analysis of Bowie and his work. Here’s a taste of what the Library has to offer:

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2 Responses to In Memoriam: David Bowie

  1. Jill Anderson says:

    Love this poem about Bowie by Tracy K. Smith, “Don’t You Wonder, Sometimes?”

    (from Smith’s book of poetry Life on Mars, available here.)