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Devil Sent the Rain

Music and Writing in Desperate America

by Tom Piazza

Paperback, 20 pages, HarperCollins, List Price: $14.99 |


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Offering profiles of cultural icons and literary pioneers such as Charlie Chan, Norman Mailer and Bob Dylan, an acclaimed cultural critic presents a new collection of essays and writings on music, film, literature and politics that explore the American landscape and cultural traditions.

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Bob Dylan is one of the artists featured in Tom Piazza's collection of essays, "Devil Sent the Rain." Piazza says Dylan's way of pushing boundaries "is a very American thing." Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images hide caption

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Dealing With Hard Times The American Way: In Song

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