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The Hero and the Blues - Murray, Albert
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In this visionary book, Murray takes an audacious new look at black music and, in the process, succeeds in changing the way one reads literature. Murray's subject is the previously unacknowledged kinship between fiction and the blues. Both, he argues, are virtuoso performances that impart information, wisdom, and moral guidance to their audiences; both place a high value on improvisation; and both fiction and the blues create a delicate balance between the holy and the obscene, essential human values and cosmic absurdity. ...

The Hero and the Blues 1996, Vintage, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679762201

Trade paperback

The Hero and the Blues 1973, University of Missouri Press

ISBN-13: 9780826201478

Unknown binding