Lucy in the mind of Lennon /
By: Kasser, TimMaterial type: BookPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2013.Description: xii, 167 p. ; ill. : 19 cm.ISBN: 9780199747603; 0199747601Subject(s): Lennon, John, 1940-1980. Lucy in the sky with diamonds | Lennon, John, 1940-1980 -- PsychologyDDC classification: 782.42166092
|Item type||Home library||Call number||Status||Date due||Barcode||Item holds|
|REGULAR||University of Wollongong in Dubai Main Collection||782.42166092 KA LU (Browse shelf)||Available||T0023753|
, Shelving location: Main Collection Close shelf browser
|782.421649092 GU AU The autobiography of Gucci Mane||782.4216609 HE WH Where were you when-- the music played? : 120 unforgettable moments in music history /||782.42166092 CI LI Life with my sister Madonna /||782.42166092 KA LU Lucy in the mind of Lennon /||782.421660922 KR RE Rebel power :||784.81526 AD GA Game Mechanics : advanced Game Design /||784.81526 AD GA Game Mechanics : advanced Game Design /|
Includes bibliographical references (p. 153-159) and index.
The problem -- The style -- The story -- The words -- The music -- The man, his recent past, and his son's picture -- Recipe for a song -- The next songs -- Expression.
"Since John Lennon composed Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds in early 1967, fans and music critics alike have argued over the meaning of the song. Is it about drugs? Is it just a lyrical response to a drawing given Lennon by his 4-year-old son Julian? Is there some deeper meaning? Professor Tim Kasser goes beyond speculative explanations by applying innovative psychological methods to the song's lyrics and music. He deeply analyzes the song's linguistic structure, its basic theme, and the way its words and music had been used by Lennon in earlier songs. As the findings accumulate, Kasser weaves them together with the facts of Lennon's life and established psychological theories to provide an integrative (and sometimes surprising) perspective on the psychological processes that led Lennon to write Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds. Kasser goes on to follow the unfolding of these personal dynamics in later Lennon songs like I am the Walrus, Yer Blues, and Working Class Hero."--Book jacket.