Black Experience and American Culture New edition
By (author) Albert Murray
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Omni-Americans by Albert Murray
Book DescriptionThe Omni-Americans is a classic collection of wickedly incisive essays, commentaries, and reviews on politics, literature, and music. Provocative and compelling, Albert Murray debunks the "so-called findings and all-too-inclusive extrapolations of social science survey technicians," contending that "human nature is no less complex and fascinating for being encased in dark skin. " His claim that blacks have produced "the most complicated culture, and therefore the most complicated sensibility in the western world" is elucidated in a book which, according to Walker Percy, "fits no ideology, resists all abstractions, offends orthodox liberals and conservatives, attacks social scientists and Governor Wallace in the same breath, sees all the faults of the country, and holds out hope in the end. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780306803956
(216mm x 134mm x 15mm)
Imprint: Da Capo Press Inc
Publisher: The Perseus Books Group
Publish Date: 1-Mar-1990
Country of Publication: United States
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Good Morning Blues, Paperback (March 2002)
Count Basie (19041984), pianist, composer, and icon of big-band jazz, known for such classics as "Jumpin' at the Woodside," "Cherokee," and "One O'Clock Jump," recounts his life story to Albert Murray with all the charm and dry humor of two friends sitting at the kitchen table. Good Morning Blues is both testimony and tribute to a remarkable, rich life.
Stomping the Blues, Paperback (August 1989)» View all books by Albert Murray
This study of the blues by one of Americas premier essayists and novelists will change old attitudes about a tradition that continues to feed the very heart of popular musica blues that dances, shakes, shimmies, and exchanges bad news for stomping, rollicking, pulse-quickening good times.
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Author Biography - Albert Murray
Albert Murray was born in Alabama in 1916. A cultural critic, biographer, essayist, and novelist, he has taught at several colleges, including Colgate and Barnard, and his works include "The Omni-Americans, South to a Very Old Place"(nominated for a National Book Award), "The Hero and the Blues, " and "Trading Twelve: The Selected Letters of Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray." He has also won the ASCAP-Deems Taylor Award for "Stomping the Blues."
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