Love for Sale

Love for Sale

A personal, idiosyncratic history of popular music that also may well be definitive, from the revered music critic

From the age of song sheets in the late nineteenth-century to the contemporary era of digital streaming, pop music has been our most influential laboratory for social and aesthetic experimentation, changing the world three minutes at a time.

In Love for Sale, David Hajdu—one of the most respected critics and music historians of our time—draws on a… (more)

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It is all very educational and entertaining. So much so that I found myself wishing for one of those fits of pique I experience while reading certain first-wave rock critics. And then — on the final page — it happened.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (October 18, 2016)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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