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The ballad of Blind Tom

Autor: Deirdre O'Connell
Editorial: New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009.
Edición/Formato:   Print book : Biografía : Inglés (eng) : 1st edVer todas las ediciones y todos los formatos
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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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Género/Forma: Biography
Formato físico adicional: Online version:
O'Connell, Deirdre.
Ballad of Blind Tom.
New York : Overlook Duckworth, 2009
(OCoLC)671560585
Persona designada: Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom; Blind Tom.
Tipo de material: Biografía, Recurso en Internet
Tipo de documento: Libro/Texto, Recurso en Internet
Todos autores / colaboradores: Deirdre O'Connell
ISBN: 1590201434 9781590201435 9780715638378 0715638378
Número OCLC: 233549194
Descripción: 288 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contenido: 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.
Responsabilidad: 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  Leer más

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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 Leer más

 
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Tragic yet beautiful

por didjryan (Publicadas por usuario de WorldCat 2009-12-17) Excelente 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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