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Albert Murray and the aesthetic imagination of a nation

Author: Barbara A Baker
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This collection consists of essays written by prominent African American literature, jazz, and Albert Murray scholars, reminiscences from Murray protgs and associates, and interviews with Murray himself. It illustrates Murray's place as a central figure in African American arts and letters and as an American cultural pioneer. Born in Nokomis, Alabama, and raised in Mobile, Albert Murray graduated from Tuskegee  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Albert Murray and the aesthetic imagination of a nation.
Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009044306
Named Person: Albert Murray; Albert Murray; Albert Murray
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara A Baker
ISBN: 9780817384883 081738488X 9780817316976 0817316973 9780817355937 0817355936
OCLC Number: 680620763
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 249 pages)
Contents: In response to being awarded a citation for distinguished literary achievement by an Alabamian (2003) / Albert Murray --
King of cats (1996) / Henry Louis Gates Jr. --
Trading twelves: the omni-American literary identity of Albert Murray and Ralph Ellison / John F. Callahan --
Cosmos Murray and the aesthetic imagination of a nation / Barbara A. Baker --
Albert Murray and visual art / Paul Devlin --
Murray and Mann: variations on a theme / Lauren Walsh --
Dewey's pragmatism extended: education and aesthetic practice in Train whistle guitar / Roberta S. Maguire --
Albert Murray and Tuskegee Institute: art as the measure of place / Caroline Gebhard --
A conversation with Albert Murray (1996) / Don Noble --
Albert Murray's house of blues (1997) / Roy Hoffman --
An interview with Michele Murray / Lauren Walsh and Paul Devlin --
Conjugations and reiterations: an interview with Albert Murray (2003) / Barbara A. Baker --
Murray's mulatto America / Maurice Pogue --
Chinaberry tree, Chinaberry tree / Bert Hitchcock --
Scooter comes home / Jay Lamar --
Wynton Marsalis on Albert Murray (2001) / Roberta S. Maguire --
Albert Murray's Du Bois Medal Citation (2007) / Henry Louis Gates jr --
At the bar and on the avenue with my pal Al Murray / Sidney Offit --
My beginnings with Albert / Louis A. "Mike" Rabb --
The white man between Albert Murray and Stanley Crouch / Sanford Pinsker --
On Michael James and Albert Murray / Paul Devlin --
Michael James on Albert Murray ; Greg Thomas and "the professor" / Greg Thomas --
Life and literature lessons learned / Gail Buckley --
A giant in heart and mind Elizabeth / Mayer Fiedorek --
My travels through cosmos Murray / Eugene Holley jr --
Afternoons with Murray: heart and soul in the key of swing / Carol Friedman.
Responsibility: edited by Barbara A. Baker.

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