Albert Murray: Collected Essays & Memoirs (Loa #284): The Omni-Americans / South to a Very Old Place / The Hero and the Blues / Stomping the Blues / The Blue Devils of NADA / Other Writings

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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 ...

Albert Murray: Collected Essays & Memoirs (Loa #284): The Omni-Americans / South to a Very Old Place / The Hero and the Blues / Stomping the Blues / The Blue Devils of NADA / Other Writings 2016, Library of America

ISBN-13: 9781598535037

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