ONE OF DAVID BOWIE’S TOP 100 MUST READ BOOKS
THE INSPIRATION BEHIND THE 2013 DOCUMENTARY FILM TEENAGE
WITH A NEW INTRODUCTION FROM THE AUTHOR
The acclaimed history of the century and a half of ferment, folly and angst that resulted in the arrival of ‘the teenager’ in 1945, from award-winning, Sunday Times bestselling author Jon Savage.
‘One of Britain’s most trusted cultural historians.’
Ringing with music, from ragtime to swing, Teenage roams London, New York, Paris and Berlin with hooligans and Apaches; explores free love and eternal youth; meets flappers and zootsuiters, the Bright Young People and the Lost Generation. The stories come fast and furious, comic, poignant, painfully moving; Savage fuses popular culture, politics and social history into a stunning chronicle of modern life.
‘Compulsive reading . . . a rich, rewarding book that makes an important contribution to cultural history.’
NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW
‘The definitive history of youth in revolt.’
‘[Savage] can bring a beguiling blend of gravitas, wit, scholarship, and a slyly appreciative eye for the subversive, to any topic he approaches. Teenage provides a panoramic scope for his talents.’
‘Savage has produced a book that may well change how people think about teenagers.’
(This book is part of a reissue of Jon Savage’s seminal works: 1966, Teenage, and England’s Dreaming)