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Description - Miles and Me by Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe's candid account of his friendship with Miles Davis is a revealing portrait of a great musician and an intimate study of a unique relationship. It is also a chronicle of the author's own development, both artistic and personal. As Davis's collaborator on "Miles: The Autobiography", Troupe - one of the major poets to emerge from the 1960s - had exceptional access to the musician. This memoir goes beyond the life portrayed in the autobiography to describe in detail the processes of Davis's spectacular creativity and the joys and difficulties his passionate, contradictory temperament posed to the men's friendship. It shows how Miles Davis, both as a black man and an artist, influenced not only Quincy Troupe but whole generations.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520234710
ISBN-10: 0520234715
Format: Paperback / softback
(210mm x 140mm x 16mm)
Pages: 189
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-May-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Quincy Troupe

Quincy Troupe is Professor of Literature at the University of California, San Diego, and author of thirteen books. Two of his books, Miles: The Autobiography (1989) and Snake-Back Solos (1979), have won the American Book Award. He also wrote James Baldwin: The Legacy (1989), Avalanche (1996), Choruses (1999), and Take it to the Hoop Magic Johnson (2000). In 2002, he was named Poet Laureate of the State of California by the California Arts Council.

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