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From the briarpatch file : on context, procedure, and American identity

Author: Albert Murray
Publisher: New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In From the Briarpatch File - a gathering of erudite, provocative, and iconoclastic essays, reviews, and interviews - Albert Murray approaches contemporary America through its artistic expressions of itself and through the inventiveness of his own thinking and experience. He writes about New York in the 1920s and about the beginnings of his career as a writer. He gives us profound assessments of the achievements of  Read more...
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Murray, Albert.
From the briarpatch file.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)606653016
Online version:
Murray, Albert.
From the briarpatch file.
New York : Pantheon Books, ©2001
(OCoLC)608795328
Named Person: Albert Murray; Albert Murray; Albert Murray
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Albert Murray
ISBN: 0375421424 9780375421426
OCLC Number: 46836919
Description: viii, 195 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Antagonistic cooperation in Alabama --
Context and definition --
Academic lead sheet --
Art as such --
Riffing at Mrs. Jack's Place --
Made in America: the achievement of Duke Ellington --
Me and old Duke --
Me and old Uncle Billy and the American atmosphere --
The HNIC who he --
Soul brothers abroad --
Freedom bound U.S.A. --
The good old boys down yonder --
The "reconstruction" of Robert Penn Warren --
Louis Armstrong in his own world --
Manhattan in the twenties --
The blue steel, rawhide, patent leather implications of fairy tales --
An all purpose, all-American literary intellectual.
Responsibility: Albert Murray.
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"In From the Briarpatch File - a gathering of erudite, provocative, and iconoclastic essays, reviews, and interviews - Albert Murray approaches contemporary America through its artistic expressions of itself and through the inventiveness of his own thinking and experience. He writes about New York in the 1920s and about the beginnings of his career as a writer. He gives us profound assessments of the achievements of Duke Ellington and William Faulkner. He outlines the responsibilities of the black educated elite and discusses the near-tragic, near-comic essence of the blues. His subject is no less than the life of America today; the clarity and the singularity of his vision, thought, and language are no less than stunning."--Jacket.

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