Blues and the Poetic Spirit

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While much has been written about the sociological significance of the blues, this is a unique inquiry into the blues and the mind, a study of the blues as thought. Here, the subconscious power of the blues is examined from a poetic and psychological perspective, illuminating the blues' deepest creative sources and exploring its far-reaching influence and appeal. Like Surrealist poetry in particular, blues communicate through highly charged symbols of aggression and desire--eros, crime, magic, night, and drugs, among ...

Blues and the Poetic Spirit 2001, City Lights Books, San Francisco, CA

ISBN-13: 9780872863156

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Blues and the Poetic Spirit 1979, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306801082

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Blues and the Poetic Spirit 1978, Da Capo Press, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780306775420

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Blues and the Poetic Spirit 1976,

ISBN-13: 9780856490187

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