Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture

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An examination of the culture of myth making by looking at the myths surrounding Robert Johnson and how they were used by various writers and artists. Suddenly Robert Johnson is everywhere. Though the Mississippi bluesman died young and recorded only twenty-nine songs, the legacy, legend, and lore surrounding him continue to grow. Focusing on these developments, Patricia R. Schroeder's Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture breaks new ground in Johnson scholarship, going beyond simple or speculative ...

Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture 2004, University of Illinois Press, Urbana-Champaign, IL

ISBN-13: 9780252029158

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