By Miles Raymer
Updated March 10, 2015 at 12:00 PM EDT
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Going Into the City

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With a career where he’s reviewed more albums than most people ever hear in their lives, former Village Voice music critic Christgau truly is the dean of American rock critics. And for inside-baseball types, it’s fascinating to hear him recount the origins of rock criticism—especially the key role his former romantic partner Ellen Willis played. But the memoir is more broadly valuable as a street-level portrait of the 1960s hippie-era counterculture, one that strips away most of the mythology it’s been accruing since day one. A–

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Going Into the City

Book by  Robert Christgau
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  • Book
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  • Robert Christgau
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  • Dey Street Books

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