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McKeen, William 1954-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 111 publications in 2 languages and 6,389 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biographies  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  History  Discographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PN4874.T444, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William McKeen
 
Most widely held works by William McKeen
Outlaw journalist : the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen( Book )

26 editions published between 2008 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Hunter S. Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and what America was, be it in politics, at the Kentucky Derby, or in the Hells Angels' lair. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his journalism. McKeen now has interviewed many of Thompson's associates who wouldn't speak before, from childhood friends to colleagues, to assistants who sat around the Woody Creek, Colorado, kitchen control room late at night when Thompson did most of his work. McKeen gets behind the drinking and drugs to show the man and the writer - one who was happy to be considered an outlaw but took the calling of journalism as his life."--Jacket
Rock and roll is here to stay : an anthology( Book )

6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 940 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An electrifying collection of the finest, most entertaining, & illuminating writing on & from the rock & roll scene-from its earliest days to the present, from the brightest moments of he biggest stars to obscure but compellingly significant treasures. The crazy, exhilarating, endlessly creative world of rock & roll has fascinated us- & some of our best writers-since the earliest days of he genre. This anthology of almost 100 essays includes Joan Didion writing on a Doors recording session, Tom Wolfe on the Beatles, Patti Smith recalling her first response to the Rolling Stones, Frank Zappa testifying before Congress, and Yoko Ono explaining John Lennon's death to the press and her son. The offerings are divided into eight sections: a definition of rock 'n roll, ancestors of the genre, superstardom, weirdness (the excess of fame), first-hand rock experiences, soul, the critics, and tributes. A rock's gallery of glossy b & ws occupies the middle pages. McKeen is journalism chair at the University of Florida where he teaches courses on rock and roll
Tom Wolfe by William McKeen( Book )

10 editions published between 1995 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In the first book to encompass Tom Wolfe's career thus far - he was born in 1931 - William McKeen calls him "The Great Emancipator of Journalism." Tracing Wolfe's innovative work from his early days at the Washington Post and the New York Herald-Tribune through his glory days at Esquire and Rolling Stone, McKeen unravels the fascinating tale of how "the man in the white suit" pioneered the New Journalism, changing the nature of reportive writing since the 1950s. McKeen also delves into Wolfe's innovative novels, both fiction and non-fiction, from his "breakthrough" work, The Kandy-Kolored Tangerine-Flake Streamline Baby (1965) through the bestselling The Right Stuff (1979) and The Bonfire of the Vanities (1987)." "McKeen portrays Wolfe as a brilliant cultural observer, who, for the last half of this century, has held a funhouse mirror up to the pandemonium that is America." "McKeen's study reveals how Wolfe brought journalism, once the bastard child of literature, onto a higher plane, where it remains on a par with the novel - as an art form that is not merely the means toward an end but a satisfying end in itself."--BOOK JACKET
Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen( Book )

11 editions published between 1991 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 613 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Hunter S. Thompson
Outlaw journalist : the life and times of Hunter S. Thompson by William McKeen( )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Hunter S. Thompson was on, there was no one better at capturing who Americans were and what America was, be it in politics, at the Kentucky Derby, or in the Hells Angels' lair. William McKeen became friends with Thompson after writing a monograph on his journalism. McKeen now has interviewed many of Thompson's associates who wouldn't speak before, from childhood friends to colleagues, to assistants who sat around the Woody Creek, Colorado, kitchen control room late at night when Thompson did most of his work. McKeen gets behind the drinking and drugs to show the man and the writer - one who was happy to be considered an outlaw but took the calling of journalism as his life."--Jacket
Mile marker zero : the moveable feast of Key West by William McKeen( Book )

6 editions published between 2011 and 2016 in English and held by 367 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True tales of writers and pirates, painters and potheads, guitar pickers and drug merchants in America's southernmost city: Key West, Florida. The small town on the two-by-four-mile island has long been an artistic haven, a wild refuge for people of all persuasions, and the inspirational home for a league of great American writers. Some of the artists went there to be literary he-men. Some went to re-create themselves. Others just went to disappear--and succeeded. Key West in the seventies was the right place at the right time, when an astonishing collection of artists--the likes of Jimmy Buffett, Tom McGuane, and Hunter S. Thompson--wove a web of creative inspiration. This book tells the story of how these writers and artists found their identities and maintained their friendships over the decades, despite oceans of booze and boatloads of pot, through serial marriages and sexual escapades, in that dangerous paradise.--From publisher description
The Beatles : a bio-bibliography by William McKeen( Book )

7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Dylan : a bio-bibliography by William McKeen( Book )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everybody had an ocean : music and mayhem in 1960s Los Angeles by William McKeen( Book )

3 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 234 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Los Angeles in the 1960s gave the world some of the greatest music in rock 'n' roll history: "California Dreamin'" by the Mamas and the Papas, "Mr. Tambourine Man" by the Byrds, and "Good Vibrations" by the Beach Boys, a song that magnificently summarized the joy and beauty of the era in three and a half minutes. But there was a dark flip side to the fun fun fun of the music, a nexus between naive young musicians and the hangers-on who exploited the decade's peace, love, and flowers ethos, all fueled by sex, drugs, and overnight success. One surf music superstar unwittingly subsidized the kidnapping of Frank Sinatra Jr. The transplanted Texas singer Bobby Fuller might have been murdered by the Mob in what is still an unsolved case. And after hearing Charlie Manson sing, Neil Young recommended him to the president of Warner Bros. Records. Manson's ultimate rejection by the music industry likely led to the infamous murders that shocked a nation. Everybody Had an Ocean chronicles the migration of the rock 'n' roll business to Southern California and how the artists flourished there. The cast of characters is astonishing--Brian and Dennis Wilson of the Beach Boys, Jan and Dean, eccentric producer Phil Spector, Cass Elliot, Sam Cooke, Ike and Tina Turner, Joni Mitchell, and scores of others--and their stories form a modern epic of the battles between innocence and cynicism, joy and terror. You'll never hear that beautiful music in quite the same way
Literary journalism : a reader( Book )

8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homegrown in Florida( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of stories by writers who grew up in Florida
Stranger than fiction : the art of literary journalism by William McKeen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor William McKeen delves into the origins of storytelling, the nature of literary journalism, and the ways in which literary journalism has affected culture and modes of expression
Rock 'n' roll and American society by William McKeen( Recording )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor William McKeen delves into the origins of rock beginning with its emergence in the 1950s
Rock and roll : an anthology( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Field day : student dissent at the University of Oklahoma, May 5-12, 1970 by William McKeen( )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Heroes and villains : a study of journalists in American novels published between l9l5-1975 by William McKeen( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Everybody Had an Ocean : Sex, Drugs, Rock 'n' Roll, and Murder in Los Angeles by William McKeen( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Gainesville rocked : Rock 'n roll in Gainesville in the 1960 and 70's( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Respiratory technologist by William McKeen( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tom Wolfe by Clenora Hudson-Weems( )

2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Provides in-depth analysis of the life, works, career, and critical importance of Tom Wolfe
 
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Alternative Names
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William McKeen American academic

Languages
English (99)

French (3)

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Rock and roll is here to stay : an anthologyTom WolfeMile marker zero : the moveable feast of Key WestThe Beatles : a bio-bibliographyBob Dylan : a bio-bibliographyLiterary journalism : a readerRock and roll : an anthologyTom Wolfe