In the Pines

In the Pines

5 Murder Ballads

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"The murder ballad holds a rock-solid position in US roots music and the Great American Songbook for decades. Telling the stories of sometimes true and often not-so-true-crimes and other horrific events, they are raw stories full of unrequited love, betrayal, life, and death. The song form stems from the Anglo-Saxon ballad tradition, where stories were orally passed on to a mostly illiterate population. Dutch cartoonist Erik Kriek was inspired by five old and new murder ballads -- including songs by modern masters such as Nick Cave, Steve Earle, and Gillian Welch -- and used them as a launching point for five special and ruthless graphic narratives that dig deep into the darkness of Americana, in which guns and religion maintain an uneasy balance"--provided by publisher.
Publisher: [Seattle, Washington] :, Fantagraphics Books,, 2017
Edition: First Fantagraphics Books edition
ISBN: 9781683960119
Branch Call Number: GN FIC Kriek
Characteristics: 132 pages :,chiefly colour illustrations ;,29 cm
Additional Contributors: Jonker, Fritz
Alternative Title: Five murder ballads

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