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Blues People: Negro Music In White America

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"The path the slave took to 'citizenship' is what I want to look at. And I make my analogy through the slave citizen's music -- through the music that is most closely associated with him: blues and a later, but parallel development, jazz... [If] the Negro…
Black Music
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|January 11, 2010

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Jones has learned-and this has been very rare in jazz criticism-to write about music as an artist."-Nat Hentoff ks Black Music is a book about the brilliant young jazz musicians of the early 1960s: John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Miles Davis, Ornette Coleman,…
Tales
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|February 26, 2016

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Always a step ahead, Baraka in 1964 recorded a reading of his provocative poem, 'Black Dada Nihilimus,' to the avant-garde jazz of the New York Art Quartet. Tales , a collection of impressionistic short stories, reads like an angry James Joyce. I spent an…
The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader
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|November 22, 1999

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Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is one of the preeminent African-American literary figures of our time. The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader provides the most comprehensive selection of Baraka's work to date, spanning almost…
A Nation Within A Nation: Amiri Baraka (leroi Jones) And Black Power Politics
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|February 22, 1999

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Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement. This book examines Baraka's cultural approach to Black Power politics and explores his role in the phenomenal spread of black…
The Autobiography Of Leroi Jones
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|March 1, 1997

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Poet, dramatist, novelist, critic, teacher, and political activist Amiri Baraka, born LeRoi Jones, vividly recounts his crusading role in African American literature. A driving force behind the Black Arts Movement, the prolific Baraka retells his experiences…
Dutchman And The Slave: Two Plays
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|January 1, 1971

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Centered squarely on the Negro-white conflict, both Dutchman and The Slave are literally shocking plays--in ideas, in language, in honest anger. They illuminate as with a flash of lightning a deadly serious problem--and they bring an eloquent and exceptionally…
The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from The Moderns: An Anthology of New Writing in America The purpose oi this anthology, and from such statement ought also to be presented its design, was not merely to get together stories and pieces I happen to like, cookbook style, but to present those…
A Nation within a Nation: Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) and Black Power Politics
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|October 12, 2005

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Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka is best known as one of the African American writers who helped ignite the Black Arts Movement. This book examines Baraka's cultural approach to Black Power politics and explores his role in the phenomenal spread of black…
Black Music
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|January 1, 2010

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The Autobiography of LeRoi Jones
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|April 1, 2012

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The complete autobiography of a literary legend.