Doug Wallen reviews 'On Bowie' by Simon Critchley

When David Bowie died in January 2016, Simon Critchley received many invitations to reflect on the pop star, in part because he had published a collection of brief essays called Bowie in 2014. A New York-based Englishman like Bowie himself, Critchley has repurposed that book after its subject's death, also integrating elements of a eulogy he wrote for The New York Times. The result is a probing blend of criticism, fandom, philosophy, and history, encapsulating what Critchley calls 'a love story that, in my case, has lasted about forty-four years'.

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Published in August 2016, no. 383

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