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The Resource Albert Murray : collected essays & memoirs, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors

Albert Murray : collected essays & memoirs, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors

Label
Albert Murray : collected essays & memoirs
Title
Albert Murray
Title remainder
collected essays & memoirs
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
Title variation
Collected essays & memoirs
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Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans, Albert Murray (1916–2013) took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the “pathology” of race in American life. Against narratives of marginalization and victimhood, Murray argued that black art and culture, particularly jazz and blues, stand at the very headwaters of the American mainstream, and that much of what is best in American art embodies the “blues-hero tradition”— a heritage of grace, wit, and inspired improvisation in the face of adversity. Murray went on to refine these ideas in The Blue Devils of Nada and From the Briarpatch File, and all three landmark collections of essays are gathered here for the first time, together with Murray’s memoir South to a Very Old Place, his brilliant lecture series The Hero and the Blues, his masterpiece of jazz criticism Stomping the Blues, and eight previously uncollected pieces"--Amazon.com
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Cataloging source
OClCo
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Murray, Albert
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1980-
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  • Gates, Henry Louis
  • Devlin, Paul
Series statement
Library of America
Series volume
284
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  • Murray, Albert
  • American essays
Label
Albert Murray : collected essays & memoirs, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 956-1020) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Omni-Americans -- South to a very old place -- The hero and the blues -- Stomping the blues -- The blue devils of Nada -- From the briarpatch file -- Other writings. "The problem" is not just black and white ; U.S. Negroes and U.S. Jews: no cause for alarm ; "Soul": thirty-two meanings not in your dictionary ; "Stone": definition and usage ; Two nations? Only two? ; Bearden in theory and ritual ; Three Omni-American artists ; Jazz: notes toward a definition
Control code
sky283986306
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 1049 pages
Isbn
9781598535037
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016934861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 10/16
Label
Albert Murray : collected essays & memoirs, Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 956-1020) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The Omni-Americans -- South to a very old place -- The hero and the blues -- Stomping the blues -- The blue devils of Nada -- From the briarpatch file -- Other writings. "The problem" is not just black and white ; U.S. Negroes and U.S. Jews: no cause for alarm ; "Soul": thirty-two meanings not in your dictionary ; "Stone": definition and usage ; Two nations? Only two? ; Bearden in theory and ritual ; Three Omni-American artists ; Jazz: notes toward a definition
Control code
sky283986306
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
xi, 1049 pages
Isbn
9781598535037
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2016934861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
rc 10/16

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