Thursday, October 11, 2012
ERIC HOBSBAWM, 1917-2012
I've got a big old soft spot for equally lauded and lambasted pinko historian Eric Hobsbawm. I certainly ain't co-signing evrything he ever said, but his writing about history (and jazz) was lively and witty and heartfelt and eminently readable.
If you wanna check his shiz, Uncommon People, Resistance, Rebellion & Jazz is a good collection of essays, and Age of Extremes : The Short Twentieth Century 1914-1991 is a great analysis of the rather disturbing last hundred years or so...