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The ballad of Blind Tom

Verfasser/in: Deirdre O'Connell
Verlag: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009.
Ausgabe/Format   Print book : Biografie : Englisch : 1st edAlle Ausgaben und Formate anzeigen
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The true story of a black musical savant in the era of slavery, this rollicking and heartrending book offers a look into the culture of celebrity and racism at the turn of the 20th century. 50 b&w illustrations.
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Gattung/Form: Biography
Physisches Format Online version:
O'Connell, Deirdre.
Ballad of Blind Tom.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009
(OCoLC)671560585
Name: Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom.
Medientyp: Biografie, Internetquelle
Dokumenttyp: Buch, Internet-Ressource
Alle Autoren: Deirdre O'Connell
ISBN: 1590201434 9781590201435 9780715638378 0715638378
OCLC-Nummer: 233549194
Beschreibung: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Inhalt: A woman of good breeding --
Every inch a Southern gentleman --
No ordinary child --
Unwritten legend --
Second sight --
Star of the musical world --
The showman & the magician --
She used to wash my face --
Some fellow might steal me --
Thunder of war --
Home sweet home --
Fiah up de engines! --
Yankee justice --
The great musical mystery --
Heavenly tones --
Perpetual motion --
The things revealed --
The last American slave --
"Tom is non compos mentis" --
Netherworld --
Thunderstorm requiem --
Epilogue : The real Blind Tom.
Verfasserangabe: Deirdre O'Connell.
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Born into slavery in Georgia, Tom Wiggins died an international celebrity in New York in 1908. His life was one of the most moving episodes in American history. Blind and presumably autistic - and so  Weiterlesen…

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'It's a story full of contradictions and confusion. According to 19th-century white planter ideology, Tom was "sub-human"; according to African-American folklore, he was a "spirit child" blessed with Weiterlesen…

 
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Tragic yet beautiful

von didjryan (Veröffentlicht von WorldCat-Nutzern/innen 2009-12-17) Ausgezeichnet Permalink

I am a pianist and this book inspired me beyond words and I think musicians, in particular, will be touched by Blind Tom's tragic yet beautiful life.

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