Volkmar Mühleis: Goodbye To Morrissey - An Essay On Art And Morals
Grafische Cel, 2021, Softcover, 192 pages, 19 × 12 cm
Goodbye to Morrissey is a case study about what about what it means in Pop culture to place trust in someone, to be their fan. As such, it deals on the surface with the political and ethical conflict exemplified by the swing of the singer Morrissey to the radical right. On a deeper level, it treats the fundamental questions accompanying Morrissey's shift: the relationship between art and morality, idol and idolizer, critique and myth. Superficiality and profundity – Pop and philosophy – illuminate each other in one provocative essay.