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Dream Boogie

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Back Bay Books
Page : 780 pages
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Release : 2008-12-14
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316055154

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Dream Boogie by Peter Guralnick Pdf

From the acclaimed author of Last Train to Memphis, this is the definitive biography of Sam Cooke, one of most influential singers and songwriters of all time. Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes -- the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. No biography has previously been written that fully captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the importance of his contribution to American music, the drama that accompanied his rise in the early days of the civil rights movement, and the mystery that surrounds his death. Bestselling author Peter Guralnick tells this moving and significant story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but. With appearances by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and other central figures of this explosive era, Dream Boogie is a compelling depiction of one man striving to achieve his vision despite all obstacles -- and an epic portrait of America during the turbulent and hopeful 1950s and 1960s. The triumph of the book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the astonishing richness of the black America of this era -- the drama, force, and feeling of the story.

Dream Boogie

Author : Peter Guralnick
Publisher : Little, Brown
Page : 768 pages
File Size : 47,8 Mb
Release : 2014-11-04
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 9780316210973

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Dream Boogie by Peter Guralnick Pdf

From the acclaimed author of Last Train to Memphis, this is the definitive biography of Sam Cooke, one of most influential singers and songwriters of all time. Sam Cooke was among the first to blend gospel music and secular themes -- the early foundation of soul music. He was the opposite of Elvis: a black performer who appealed to white audiences, who wrote his own songs, who controlled his own business destiny. No biography has previously been written that fully captures Sam Cooke's accomplishments, the importance of his contribution to American music, the drama that accompanied his rise in the early days of the civil rights movement, and the mystery that surrounds his death. Bestselling author Peter Guralnick tells this moving and significant story, from Cooke's childhood as a choirboy to an adulthood when he was anything but. With appearances by Martin Luther King Jr., Malcolm X, James Brown, Harry Belafonte, Aretha Franklin, Fidel Castro, The Beatles, Sonny and Cher, Bob Dylan, and other central figures of this explosive era, Dream Boogie is a compelling depiction of one man striving to achieve his vision despite all obstacles -- and an epic portrait of America during the turbulent and hopeful 1950s and 1960s. The triumph of the book is the vividness with which Peter Guralnick conveys the astonishing richness of the black America of this era -- the drama, force, and feeling of the story.

Dream Boogie

Author : Langston Hughes
Publisher : Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Page : 30 pages
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Release : 2017-11-17
Category : Electronic
ISBN : 1979787557

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Dream Boogie by Langston Hughes Pdf

Langston Hughes was an American poet, social activist, novelist, playwright, and a columnist. Hughes was one of the earliest innovators of the then-new literary art form called jazz poetry. Hughes is best known as a leader of the Harlem Renaissance in New York City. He famously wrote about the period, which was later paraphrased as "when Harlem was in vogue".

Afro-blue

Author : Tony Bolden
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 196 pages
File Size : 48,9 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : African Americans
ISBN : 0252028740

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Afro-blue by Tony Bolden Pdf

In Afro-Blue, Tony Bolden traces the ways innovations in black music and poetry have driven the evolution of a variety of other American vernacular artistic forms. The blues tradition, Bolden demonstrates, plays a key role in the relationship between poetry and vernacular expressive forms. Through an analysis of the formal qualities of black poetry and music, Afro-Blue shows that they function as a form of resistance, affirming the values and style of life that oppose bourgeois morality. Even before the term blues had cultural currency, the inscriptions of style and resistance embodied in the blues tradition were already a prominent feature of black poetics. Bolden delineates this interrelation, examining how poets extend and reshape a variety of other verbal folk forms in the same way as blues musicians play with other musical genres. He identifies three distinct bodies of blues poetics: some poets mimic and riff on oral forms, another group fuse their dedication to vernacular culture with a concern for literary conventions, while still others opt to embody the blues poetics by becoming blues musicians - and some combine elements of all three.

Black Poets of the United States

Author : Jean Wagner
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 592 pages
File Size : 44,9 Mb
Release : 1973
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN : 0252003411

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Black Poets of the United States by Jean Wagner Pdf

Traces the evolution of Afro-American poetry, highlighting individual poets up to the time of the Harlem Renaissance.

A Study Guide for Hughes's Montage of a Dream Deferred

Author : Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher : Gale, Cengage Learning
Page : 15 pages
File Size : 52,5 Mb
Release : 2015-09-15
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 9781410335159

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A Study Guide for Hughes's Montage of a Dream Deferred by Gale, Cengage Learning Pdf

A Study Guide for Hughes's "Montage of a Dream Deferred," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream for all of your research needs.

History, Memory, and the Literary Left

Author : John Lowney
Publisher : University of Iowa Press
Page : 304 pages
File Size : 43,5 Mb
Release : 2006-10
Category : Business & Economics
ISBN : 9781587297335

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History, Memory, and the Literary Left by John Lowney Pdf

In this nuanced revisionist history of modern American poetry, John Lowney investigates the Depression era’s impact on late modernist American poetry from the socioeconomic crisis of the 1930s through the emergence of the new social movements of the 1960s. Informed by an ongoing scholarly reconsideration of 1930s American culture and concentrating on Left writers whose historical consciousness was profoundly shaped by the Depression, World War II, and the Cold War, Lowney articulates the Left’s challenges to national collective memory and redefines the importance of late modernism in American literary history. The late modernist writers Lowney studies most closely---Muriel Rukeyser, Elizabeth Bishop, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks, Thomas McGrath, and George Oppen---are not all customarily associated with the 1930s, nor are they commonly seen as literary peers. By examining these late modernist writers comparatively, Lowney foregrounds differences of gender and sexuality, race and ethnicity, and social class and region while emphasizing how each writer developed poetic forms that responded to the cultural politics and socioaesthetic debates of the 1930s. In so doing he calls into question the boundaries that have limited the scholarly dialogue about modern poetry. No other study of American poetry has considered the particular gathering of careers that Lowney considers. As poets whose collective historical consciousness was profoundly shaped by the turmoil of the Depression and war years and the Cold War’s repression or rewriting of history, their diverse talents represent a distinct generational impact on U.S. and international literary history.

Langston Hughes & the Blues

Author : Steven Carl Tracy
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 325 pages
File Size : 47,6 Mb
Release : 2001
Category : AFRICAN AMERICANS--FOLKLORE.
ISBN : 0252069854

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Langston Hughes & the Blues by Steven Carl Tracy Pdf

"Drawing on a deep understanding of the shades and structures of the blues, Steven C. Tracy elucidates the vital relationship between this musical form and the art of Langston Hughes, preeminent poet of the Harlem Renaissance. Tracy provides a cultural context for the poet's work and shows how Hughes mined African-American oral and literary traditions to create his blues-inspired poetry. Through a detailed comparison of Hughes's poems to blues texts, Tracy demonstrates how the poetics, structures, rhythms, and musical techniques of the blues are reflected in Hughes's experimental forms. The volume also includes a discography of recordings by the blues artists--Bessie Smith, Ma Rainey, Blind Lemon Jefferson, and others-who most influenced Hughes, updated in a new introduction by the author."

A City Called Heaven

Author : Robert M. Marovich
Publisher : University of Illinois Press
Page : 464 pages
File Size : 46,9 Mb
Release : 2015-03-15
Category : Music
ISBN : 9780252097089

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A City Called Heaven by Robert M. Marovich Pdf

In A City Called Heaven, gospel announcer and music historian Robert Marovich shines a light on the humble origins of a majestic genre and its indispensable bond to the city where it found its voice: Chicago. Marovich follows gospel music from early hymns and camp meetings through the Great Migration that brought it to Chicago. In time, the music grew into the sanctified soundtrack of the city's mainline black Protestant churches. In addition to drawing on print media and ephemera, Marovich mines hours of interviews with nearly fifty artists, ministers, and historians--as well as discussions with relatives and friends of past gospel pioneers--to recover many forgotten singers, musicians, songwriters, and industry leaders. He also examines how a lack of economic opportunity bred an entrepreneurial spirit that fueled gospel music's rise to popularity and opened a gate to social mobility for a number of its practitioners. As Marovich shows, gospel music expressed a yearning for freedom from earthly pains, racial prejudice, and life's hardships. In the end, it proved to be a sound too mighty and too joyous for even church walls to hold.

Temples for Tomorrow

Author : Genevià ̈ve Fabre,Michel Feith
Publisher : Indiana University Press
Page : 405 pages
File Size : 53,5 Mb
Release : 2001-09-19
Category : Social Science
ISBN : 9780253109101

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Temples for Tomorrow by Genevià ̈ve Fabre,Michel Feith Pdf

The Harlem Renaissance is rightly considered to be a moment of creative exuberance and unprecedented explosion. Today, there is a renewed interest in this movement, calling for a re-evaluation and a closer scrutiny of the era and of documents that have only recently become available. Temples for Tomorrow reconsiders the period -- between two world wars -- which confirmed the intuitions of W. E. B. DuBois on the "color line" and gave birth to the "American dilemma," later evoked by Gunnar Myrdal. Issuing from a generation bearing new hopes and aspirations, a new vision takes form and develops around the concept of the New Negro, with a goal: to recreate an African American identity and claim its legitimate place in the heart of the nation. In reality, this movement organized into a remarkable institutional network, which was to remain the vision of an elite, but which gave birth to tensions and differences. This collection attempts to assess Harlem's role as a "Black Mecca", as "site of intimate performance" of African American life, and as focal point in the creation of a diasporic identity in dialogue with the Caribbean and French-speaking areas. Essays treat the complex interweaving of Primitivism and Modernism, of folk culture and elitist aspirations in different artistic media, with a view to defining the interaction between music, visual arts, and literature. Also included are known Renaissance intellectuals and writers. Even though they had different conceptions of the role of the African American artist in a racially segregated society, most participants in the New Negro movement shared a desire to express a new assertiveness in terms of literary creation and indentity-building.

Voicing American Poetry

Author : Lesley Wheeler
Publisher : Cornell University Press
Page : 256 pages
File Size : 48,8 Mb
Release : 2008
Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
ISBN : 0801446686

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Voicing American Poetry by Lesley Wheeler Pdf

This book is a study of voice in poetry, beginning in the 1920s when modernism rose to the surface of poetry and other arts, and when radio expanded suddenly in the United States.

A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes

Author : Steven Carl Tracy
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Page : 268 pages
File Size : 55,7 Mb
Release : 2004
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN : 0195144341

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A Historical Guide to Langston Hughes by Steven Carl Tracy Pdf

Langston Hughes has been an inspiration to generations of readers and writers seeking a passionate and socially responsible art. In this text, Steven Tracy has gathered a range of critics to produce an interdisciplinary approach to the historical and cultural elements reflected in Hughes's work.

Dream Boogie

Author : Langston Hughes
Publisher : Unknown
Page : 1 pages
File Size : 52,7 Mb
Release : 1989
Category : Electronic
ISBN : OCLC:33382233

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The Heart of American Poetry

Author : Edward Hirsch
Publisher : Library of America
Page : 367 pages
File Size : 50,7 Mb
Release : 2022-04-19
Category : Poetry
ISBN : 9781598537277

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The Heart of American Poetry by Edward Hirsch Pdf

An acclaimed poet and our greatest champion for poetry offers an inspiring and insightful new reading of the American tradition We live in unsettled times. What is America and who are we as a people? How do we understand the dreams and betrayals that have shaped the American experience? For poet and critic Edward Hirsch, poetry opens up new ways of answering these questions, of reconnecting with one another and with what’s best in us. In this landmark new book from Library of America, Hirsch offers deeply personal readings of forty essential American poems we thought we knew—from Anne Bradstreet’s “The Author to Her Book” and Phillis Wheatley’s “To S.M. a Young African Painter, on seeing his Works” to Garrett Hongo’s “Ancestral Graves, Kahuku” and Joy Harjo’s “Rabbit Is Up to Tricks”—exploring how these poems have sustained his own life and how they might uplift our diverse but divided nation. “This is a personal book about American poetry,” writes Hirsch, “but I hope it is more than a personal selection. I have chosen forty poems from our extensive archive and songbook that have been meaningful to me, part of my affective life, my critical consideration, but I have also tried to be cognizant of the changing playbook in American poetry, which is not fixed but fluctuating, ever in flow, to pay attention to the wider consideration, the appreciable reach of our literature. This is a book of encounters and realizations.”

Dark Symphony

Author : James A. Emanuel,Theodore L. Gross
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Page : 632 pages
File Size : 48,6 Mb
Release : 1968-11
Category : History
ISBN : 9780029095409

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Dark Symphony by James A. Emanuel,Theodore L. Gross Pdf

Ninety-one selections from major Negro writings of the 19th and 20th centuries prefaced by an introduction to each author.