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Collected essays & memoirs, Albert Murray ; Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors

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Collected essays & memoirs
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Collected essays & memoirs
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Albert Murray ; Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
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  • Albert Murray, collected essays & memoirs
  • Collected essays and memoirs
  • Albert Murray, collected essays and memoirs
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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
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contains biographical information
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YDXCP
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Murray, Albert
Dewey number
814/.54
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
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
284
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  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • Murray, Albert
  • African American authors
  • American essays
  • United States
  • Literature
  • Blues (Music)
  • Jazz
  • Jazz
  • African American authors
  • American essays
  • Literature
  • Blues (Music)
  • Race relations
  • United States
Label
Collected essays & memoirs, Albert Murray ; Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
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Copyright
Note
Selected nonfiction writings originally published 1964-2004
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 956-1020) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 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
  • Chronology
  • The omni-Americans : some alternatives to the folklore of white supremacy. The Omni-Americans (The Omni-Americans (A natural history : E pluribus unum ; White norms for black deviation ; Paleface fables, brownskin people ; The blues idiom and the mainstream)) ; The illusive black image (Introduction ; Image and unlikeness in Harlem ; Oneupmanship in colorful America ; The illusive black middle class ; Two case histories (Claude Brown's soul for white folks ; Gordon Parks out of focus) ; Who that say, what dat, every time us do that? ; A clutch of social science fiction fiction (Star-crossed melodrama ; Warren Miller and his black face vaudeville ; William Styron and his troublesome property) ; James Baldwin, protest fiction, and the blues tradition) ; Getting it together (Identity, diversity, and the mainstream (A short history of black self-consciousness ; The role of the pre-American past)) ; Black pride in Mobile, Alabama ; Black studies and the aims of education) ; Epilogue : Situation normal : all fouled up
  • South to a very old place. New York ; New Haven ; Greensboro ; Atlanta ; Tuskegee ; Mobile ; New Orleans, Greenville, Memphis
  • The hero and the blues. The social function of the story teller ; The dynamics of heroic action ; The blues and the fable in the flesh
  • Stomping the blues. The blues as such ; The blues face to face ; The blue devils and the holy ghost ; The blues as music ; Blues music as such ; Singing the blues ; Playing the blues ; Swinging the blues ; Kansas city four/four and the velocity of celebration ; The blues as dance music ; Folk art and fine art ; The blues as statement
  • The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement. The intent of the artist (Regional particulars and universal implications) ; Two all-American artists first-person singular (Duke Ellington vamping till ready ; Comping for Count Basie) ; The Armstrong continuum (The twentieth-century American herald) ; The Ellington synthesis (The vernacular imperative ; Storiella Americana as she is swyung, or, The blues as representative anecdote ; Armstrong and Ellington stomping the blues in Paris) ; The visual equivalent to blues composition (Bearden plays Bearden) ; The storyteller as blues singer (Ernest Hemingway swinging the blues and taking nothing)
  • From the briarpatch file : on context, procedure, and American identity. Antagonistic cooperation in Alabama ; Context and definition ; Academic lead sheet ; Art as such ; Riffing at Mrs. Jack's Place ; Made in America : the achievement of Duke Ellington ; Me and old Duke ; Me and old Uncle Billy and the American mythosphere ; The HNIC who he ; Soul brothers abroad ; Freedom bound U.S.A. ; The good old boys down yonder ; The "reconstruction" of Robert Penn Warren ; Louis Armstrong in his own words ; Manhattan in the twenties ; The blue steel, rawhide, patent leather implications of fairy tales ; An all-purpose, all-American literary intellectual
  • Other writings.
  • "The problem" is not just black and white
Control code
ocn936192059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 1049 pages
Isbn
9781598535037
Lccn
2016934861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Collected essays & memoirs, Albert Murray ; Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Paul Devlin, editors
Publication
Copyright
Note
Selected nonfiction writings originally published 1964-2004
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
  • 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
  • Chronology
  • The omni-Americans : some alternatives to the folklore of white supremacy. The Omni-Americans (The Omni-Americans (A natural history : E pluribus unum ; White norms for black deviation ; Paleface fables, brownskin people ; The blues idiom and the mainstream)) ; The illusive black image (Introduction ; Image and unlikeness in Harlem ; Oneupmanship in colorful America ; The illusive black middle class ; Two case histories (Claude Brown's soul for white folks ; Gordon Parks out of focus) ; Who that say, what dat, every time us do that? ; A clutch of social science fiction fiction (Star-crossed melodrama ; Warren Miller and his black face vaudeville ; William Styron and his troublesome property) ; James Baldwin, protest fiction, and the blues tradition) ; Getting it together (Identity, diversity, and the mainstream (A short history of black self-consciousness ; The role of the pre-American past)) ; Black pride in Mobile, Alabama ; Black studies and the aims of education) ; Epilogue : Situation normal : all fouled up
  • South to a very old place. New York ; New Haven ; Greensboro ; Atlanta ; Tuskegee ; Mobile ; New Orleans, Greenville, Memphis
  • The hero and the blues. The social function of the story teller ; The dynamics of heroic action ; The blues and the fable in the flesh
  • Stomping the blues. The blues as such ; The blues face to face ; The blue devils and the holy ghost ; The blues as music ; Blues music as such ; Singing the blues ; Playing the blues ; Swinging the blues ; Kansas city four/four and the velocity of celebration ; The blues as dance music ; Folk art and fine art ; The blues as statement
  • The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement. The intent of the artist (Regional particulars and universal implications) ; Two all-American artists first-person singular (Duke Ellington vamping till ready ; Comping for Count Basie) ; The Armstrong continuum (The twentieth-century American herald) ; The Ellington synthesis (The vernacular imperative ; Storiella Americana as she is swyung, or, The blues as representative anecdote ; Armstrong and Ellington stomping the blues in Paris) ; The visual equivalent to blues composition (Bearden plays Bearden) ; The storyteller as blues singer (Ernest Hemingway swinging the blues and taking nothing)
  • From the briarpatch file : on context, procedure, and American identity. Antagonistic cooperation in Alabama ; Context and definition ; Academic lead sheet ; Art as such ; Riffing at Mrs. Jack's Place ; Made in America : the achievement of Duke Ellington ; Me and old Duke ; Me and old Uncle Billy and the American mythosphere ; The HNIC who he ; Soul brothers abroad ; Freedom bound U.S.A. ; The good old boys down yonder ; The "reconstruction" of Robert Penn Warren ; Louis Armstrong in his own words ; Manhattan in the twenties ; The blue steel, rawhide, patent leather implications of fairy tales ; An all-purpose, all-American literary intellectual
  • Other writings.
  • "The problem" is not just black and white
Control code
ocn936192059
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 1049 pages
Isbn
9781598535037
Lccn
2016934861
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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