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Joni Mitchell: The Complete Poems and Lyrics
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0609802186, Paperback)The sweeping imagery and confessional tone of Joni Mitchell's lyrics have made her a pop icon for decades. Her writing, like that of Paul Simon and Bob Dylan, helped legitimize song lyrics as poetry by adding sophisticated shadings and nuances that earlier rock and folk music often lacked. What's more, as a woman writing in a medium dominated by men, Mitchell became an important role model for young women trying to make sense of their lives during turbulent times. Given her importance as a pop poet and the care and craft with which she approached her craft, it is a treat now to have her work compiled in one volume. Mitchell's has been an aural art, but having the words to read on the page without benefit of melody heightens one's appreciation of the lyrics as poems.
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t, and reflective power, Joni Mitchell is one of the most admired and influential singers and songwriters. This collection of her song lyrics reads like a poem cycle that finds unexpected meaning and beauty in coming to learn that something's lost, but something's gained, in living every day. 20 line drawings.
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