Blues from the Delta
By (author) William R. Ferris
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Blues from the Delta by William R. Ferris
Book DescriptionWilliam Ferris, director of the Center for the Study of Southern Culture at the University of Mississippi, has written a book as deep as the blues: rich in conversation, reference, history, and firsthand experience with blues musicians and the culture that informs the music. The poetry, games, house parties, religious and secular traditions of black life in the Delta are explored in living prose that is also a work of immense scholarship.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306803277
(216mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Aug-1988
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author William R. Ferris
Storied South, Hardback (October 2013)
"Features the voices ... of twenty-six of the most luminous artists and thinkers in the American cultural firmament, from Eudora Welty, Pete Seeger, and Alice Walker to William Eggleston, Bobby Rush, and C. Vann Woodward ... drawn from one-on-one interviews conducted by folklorist William Ferris over the past forty years"--Dust jacket flap.
New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture, Paperback (December 2009)» View all books by William R. Ferris
Features the dynamic and divergent heart of southern culture. This book addresses subjects such as car culture, funerals, hip-hop, and powwows. It focuses on more specific elements of folklife, such as roadside memorials, collegiate stepping, quinceanera celebrations, New Orleans marching bands, and hunting dogs.
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Author Biography - William R. Ferris
William Ferris is Joel R. Williamson Eminent Professor of History and senior associate director of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Ferris coedited the Encyclopedia of Southern Culture and is the author of Blues from the Delta. In 1991, Rolling Stone magazine named him among the top ten professors in the United States.
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