By Chris Salewicz
Kurt Cobain, Nirvana frontman, died elderly simply 27. during this insightful mini-biography, revered tune critic Chris Salewicz examines Cobain's trip from delicate loner to generational icon. Salewicz scrutinizes Cobain's tormented internal existence, his tempestuous dating with Courtney Love, and the significance of his cultural legacy.
27: Kurt Cobain is the second one in a chain of specific track ebooks, an bold venture interpreting the perils of genius, famous person and extra.
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I could have shared their position and prosperity if I had wanted that, and if I have not, that has been my free choice. Therefore, I have never been under the compulsion to go on that wild goose chase which in these days is called ‘discovering one’s identity’. I never lost mine, and never had any doubts about if. Finally, just as my opinions have been a part of the act of living for me, so have been my writings. In fact, the increasing commercialization of authorship often creates in me an unconquerable revulsion from calling myself an author, and the fear of being included among the manufacturers of books gives me recurrent fits of nausea.
They were all concerned to present a case, attempting at best only plausible advocacy. Let me give one example, that of the voluminous records of the discussions on the partition of India. No one will find in them any evidence as to the real forces at work to bring about the catastrophic event, nor of the motives which made the parties concerned accept it. Given all these insufficiencies in the source material, it is not surprising that most of the historical works which profess to give a scholarly view of the events of this period are arid, shallow, uninspired, totally devoid of atmosphere, and at times even false.
But writing about them after intervals ranging from thirty to sixty years, I could not remain unaware of these affiliations. And I would ask the reader too not to forget that. I do so in the first place because what the book contains is only the first chapter of the long but still unfinished history of the Decline of the West, of which Spengler spoke. My second reason is that the restricted experience of decadence which I had gave me the opportunity and time to devise a pattern of behaviour which has served me throughout life and enabled me to pass unscathed through the more extensive and intimidating decadence I had to witness afterwards.