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Myth ascendant: issues of culture, media, and identity in the celebrity career of Glenn Gould

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This thesis applies a sociological framework to the North American celebrity career of Canadian pianist and broadcaster Glenn Gould (1932-1982) to account for Gould’s iconic status as an artist in modern musical culture. Despite the persistent cultural fascination with Gould, as evidenced in the seemingly endless supply of biographies, films, novels, and fan texts which narrate and celebrate his life and work, modern Gould scholarship has consistently neglected issues relating to his artis...

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Alasdair James Islay Campbell More by this author

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Type of award:
DPhil
Level of award:
Doctoral
Awarding institution:
University of Oxford

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