Hardcover ¸ Elvis Presley PDF/EPUB µ

Elvis Presley[PDF / Epub] ✩ Elvis Presley ☉ Bobbie Ann Mason – Varanus.us When Bobbie Ann Mason first heard Elvis Presley on the family radio, she recognized him as one of us a country person who spoke our language Southern, working class, a little wild In Elvis Presley, th When Bobbie Ann Mason first heard Elvis Presley on the family radio, she recognized him as one of us a country person who spoke our language Southern, working class, a little wild In Elvis Presley, the bestselling author of the two modern American classics Shiloh and Other Stories and In Country captures all the vibrancy and tragedy of this mythic figure With heartfelt intimacy and a novelist s insight, Mason charts the intoxicating life of the first rock and roll superstar, whose music shattered barriers and changed the sound of America Elvis the impassioned singer and charismatic youth embraced the celebrity brought him by a host of top forty hits and movies But Elvis the small town boy and devoted son was in no way prepared for being catapulted into an unimagined stratosphere This is the riveting story of an unforgettable man and his indelible legacy.

Hardcover  ¸ Elvis Presley PDF/EPUB µ
  • Hardcover
  • 192 pages
  • Elvis Presley
  • Bobbie Ann Mason
  • English
  • 24 November 2019
  • 0670031747

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  1. says:

    As a Southerner , author Bobbie Ann Mason has a natural understanding for much of Elvis early background which shaped so much of his life While not an in depth study, the author provides a commentary that lends depth and sympathy to an original American icon There was no one with a career like Elvis before Here was a dirt poor Southern boy who shot to unprecedented fame and fortune without any guidance In retrospect it was a sad out of control life of a major talent who could not control hi As a Southerner , author Bobbie Ann Mason has a natural understanding for much of Elvis early background which shaped so much of his life While not an in depth study, the author provides a commentary that lends depth and sympathy to an original American icon There was no one with a career like Elvis before Here was a dirt poor Southern boy who shot to unprecedented fame and fortune without any guidance In retrospect it was a sad out of control life of a major talent who could not control himself and would not let anyone help him


  2. says:

    A nice little bio and a quick read Elvis always reminds me of my mother She was a teenager when he exploded into fame in the Fifties She was such a huge fan that, growing up in our house, any Elvis movie, special or biopic on TV was mandatory viewing She indoctrinated me into Elvis fandom, and I still love listening to his music today.


  3. says:

    I ve read many books about Elvis, and this is by far the best.It s a short easy read, but really gives an insight into the Southern mindset of Elvis, and the little details that led to his attitude, fears and ultimately his downfall A really great help in understanding why it went so wrong for him I ve always know colonel Tom was a fraud who ultimately killed Elvis He was trusted, but screwed the Presley family over at every opportunity Elvis never got over the death of his twin or his mot I ve read many books about Elvis, and this is by far the best.It s a short easy read, but really gives an insight into the Southern mindset of Elvis, and the little details that led to his attitude, fears and ultimately his downfall A really great help in understanding why it went so wrong for him I ve always know colonel Tom was a fraud who ultimately killed Elvis He was trusted, but screwed the Presley family over at every opportunity Elvis never got over the death of his twin or his mother If Gladys had lived to guide him for just another 5 years it would all have been very different


  4. says:

    Really well done history of the King of Rock n Roll This biography really great at depicting Elvis as a normal human being despite his legendary status It s throughly thoughtful and well done


  5. says:

    Exhaustive review of the life of Elvis.


  6. says:

    Great book, but such a sad life


  7. says:

    Brief story that describes his life well.


  8. says:

    After reading this book by Bobbie Ann Mason no relation, to my knowledge , I have seenclearly how the South influenced so much of the life and artistry of Elvis This is true, if for no other reason, than Mason cites William Faulkner as a prime example of how Elvis lived his life and how he battled the tension between his rural, southern upbringing and his Las Vegas stage performances It is noted that Elvis was born only 15 miles away from where Faulkner was born in Mississippi There ar After reading this book by Bobbie Ann Mason no relation, to my knowledge , I have seenclearly how the South influenced so much of the life and artistry of Elvis This is true, if for no other reason, than Mason cites William Faulkner as a prime example of how Elvis lived his life and how he battled the tension between his rural, southern upbringing and his Las Vegas stage performances It is noted that Elvis was born only 15 miles away from where Faulkner was born in Mississippi There are also several references to the writings of Faulkner Col Parker is compared to a Faulkner character, but this time the comparison is far from complimentary Parker is much like Flem Snopes in Spotted Horse and is seen as the ultimate horse trader, and someone who enjoys a good swindle now and again Presley s mother Gladys is seen to be someone like Eula Varner in Faulkner s The Hamlet, when she Gladys was a teenager Mason writes, Gladys, like Eula, had spells of lethargy and languidness, her smoldering sexuality throbbing in the Mississippi heat Vernon is someone not unlike Sutpen in Absolom, Absolom, who has a dream of justice for his life and wants to rise from poverty and claim the American dream for himself and his family When Elvis begins to reap the benefits of his success, Vernon takes over the financial aspects, but in so doing, he is constantly complaining about over spending and having too many people on the payroll In the light of Mason s descriptions, and her idea of seeing Elvis as a southerner allows the reader to understand better how his disintegration can be viewed as the often told tale of a country boy losing his way in the big city, only in this case, the reality can be hard to accept if one has been a fan For me, Christmas 1956, while living in Tacoma Park, Maryland, will remain the dominating image I have of Elvis because that was when I received a copy of his first RCA record album From time to time, I take the record out of storage and recall the pleasure of hearing him sing the very first song he ever sang in public, when he was 10 years old The song, Old Shep, may not have been a popular one among his fans, but the Elvis who sang it revealed the deep roots of his love for music and the innocent happiness that comes from simple pleasures Faulkner and Elvis Who knew


  9. says:

    One of the best biographies I ve ever read Very brief, so it s hardly encyclopedic, but it does an amazing job of both capturing his spirit and explaining the behavior of him and his family and how they reacted to his sudden fame, and it does it with some fantastic prose So many of the other books in the late, lamented, wonderful Penguin Lives series were written by Serious Historians, so it seemed odd that this one would be by Bobbie Ann Mason, a novelist, but after I read it I realized tha One of the best biographies I ve ever read Very brief, so it s hardly encyclopedic, but it does an amazing job of both capturing his spirit and explaining the behavior of him and his family and how they reacted to his sudden fame, and it does it with some fantastic prose So many of the other books in the late, lamented, wonderful Penguin Lives series were written by Serious Historians, so it seemed odd that this one would be by Bobbie Ann Mason, a novelist, but after I read it I realized that she was really the only possible choice to write this While someone like Greil Marcus might be better able to explain Elvis as a cultural phenomenon, I think this southern novelist was the best choice to explain Elvis as a southern country boy caught in the headlights of fame, to explain Elvis as Elvis


  10. says:

    This is a great little bio which draws from Peter Guralnick s two part biography and a shelf of other books on the big E If you don t have time or inclination to wade through Guralnick this is the book for you, and it stands on its own pretty darn well given Mason s deep understanding of her fellow Southerner Mr Presley s culture and upbringing There s a lot of great stuff in this short and beautifully written book It s sympathetic and really gets at the charisma and significance of Elvis, b This is a great little bio which draws from Peter Guralnick s two part biography and a shelf of other books on the big E If you don t have time or inclination to wade through Guralnick this is the book for you, and it stands on its own pretty darn well given Mason s deep understanding of her fellow Southerner Mr Presley s culture and upbringing There s a lot of great stuff in this short and beautifully written book It s sympathetic and really gets at the charisma and significance of Elvis, but doesn t spare the less squeaky clean details, of which there are many.The chapter on E s meeting with Nixon is nicely done and leaves me wanting to read the account by Nixon s man and the one by E s man

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