James Dean: The Mutant King

James Dean: The Mutant King
James Dean: The Mutant King

James Dean: The Mutant King

A Biography
By David Dalton


384 Pages, 6 x 9

Formats: Trade Paper, EPUB, PDF, Mobipocket

Trade Paper, $18.95 (US $18.95) (CA $23.95)

ISBN 9781556523984

Rights: WOR

Chicago Review Press (Sep 2001)


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The classic biography of the actor who came to embody American adolescence
This is the book that restarted the James Dean cult by celebrating him as the cool, defiant visionary of pop culture who made adolescence seem heroic instead of awkward and who defined the style of rock ’n’ roll’s politics of delinquency. The only book to fully show how deliberately and carefully Dean crafted his own image and performances, and the product of still unequalled research, vivid writing, intimate photographs, and profound meditation, James Dean: The Mutant King has become almost as legendary as its subject.


“Pure, poetic gold. . . . A spellbinding portrait.†—Houston Post

“Vividly intimate, engrossing.†—Publishers Weekly