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Meltzer, David

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Works: 120 works in 295 publications in 1 language and 7,604 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Interviews  Poetry  Bibliography  Folklore  Biography  Diaries 
Roles: Author, Editor, Narrator, Other
Classifications: PS3563.E45, 811.54
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Reading jazz ( Book )
4 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 474 libraries worldwide
"Has jazz become a white invention, "neutralized" by the attempts of white critics to describe, define, and even defend a black form of expression? Such is the provocative argument that emerges from David Meltzer's compilation of controversial and thought-provoking writings on jazz from the early decades of this century to the present. This diverse anthology of writings on jazz not only charts the evolution of a musical form, it also reflects evolving racial and cultural conflicts and stereotypes." "An unusual source book of jazz history, Reading Jazz examines its roots and its future as well as its links to and influence on other forms of modern cultural expression. David Meltzer artfully juxtaposes a variety of texts to explore the paradox of jazz as an art form perceived as both primitive and modern, to consider the use of jazz as a metaphor for new attitudes, to show how it was mythopoeticized and demonized, to view jazz as a focus for a variety of cultural attitudes, and to probe its relation to other aspects of modern culture." "Arranged historically, both literary and popular texts are included, reflecting the interplay of jazz with both high and low culture, from such contributors as Hoagy Carmichael, Artie Shaw, Norman Mailer, Art Pepper, Simone de Beauvoir, Julio Cortazar, William Carlos Williams, Robert Creeley, and many more. Reading Jazz will be indispensable not only for jazz enthusiasts but also for anyone interested in the evolution of modern culture."--Jacket
San Francisco beat : talking with the poets by David Meltzer( Book )
4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 397 libraries worldwide
"In these intimate, free-wheeling conversations, a baker's dozen of the poets of San Francisco talk about the scene then and now, the traditions of poetry, and about anarchism, globalism, Zen, the Bomb, the Kabbalah, and the Internet."--Cover
The Secret garden : an anthology in the Kabbalah by David Meltzer( Book )
9 editions published between 1976 and 1998 in English and held by 381 libraries worldwide
Birth, an anthology of ancient texts, songs, prayers, and stories ( Book )
4 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 294 libraries worldwide
Writing jazz ( Book )
3 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 272 libraries worldwide
"A companion volume to Reading Jazz, Writing Jazz is the first comprehensive historical anthology of writings on jazz by African-American musicians, critics, writers, and poets. Arranged chronologically, with equal attention paid to both criticism and lyrical art, this collection encompasses voices from the Spirituals and the Blues to Free Jazz and the Black Arts Movement. Editor David Meltzer adds his own breadth of knowledge on jazz to the brew with his "Pre-text" introduction and afterthought "Sub-text" discussion."--Jacket
The San Francisco poets by David Meltzer( Book )
5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 269 libraries worldwide
A book of interviews, poems, and bibliographies of six San Francisco poets
David's copy : the selected poems of David Meltzer by David Meltzer( Book )
4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 264 libraries worldwide
One of the most respected poets of the Beat and San Francisco Renaissance periods, David Meltzer has kept alive interest in the interface between jazz and poetry that exploded in the 1950s. This new edition of selected poems includes previously unpublished material and serves as a map to this very prolific and interesting poet
Tens: selected poems, 1961-1971 by David Meltzer( Book )
9 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 249 libraries worldwide
Six by David Meltzer( Book )
13 editions published between 1976 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The name : selected poetry, 1973-1983 by David Meltzer( Book )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 210 libraries worldwide
Luna by David Meltzer( Book )
5 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
Arrows : selected poetry, 1957-1992 by David Meltzer( Book )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 194 libraries worldwide
Hero/Lil by David Meltzer( Book )
5 editions published in 1973 in English and held by 194 libraries worldwide
No eyes : Lester Young by David Meltzer( Book )
4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 180 libraries worldwide
Beat thing by David Meltzer( Book )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 173 libraries worldwide
Round the poem box; rustic & domestic home movies for Stan & Jane Brakhage by David Meltzer( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 141 libraries worldwide
Printed March 1969 in Santa Barbara by Noel Young for the Black Sparrow Press. Design by Barbara Martin. This edition is limited to 300 numbered copies (of which this is #189) sewn in paper wrappers; 125 numbered copies handbound in boards; 26 lettered copies handbound in boards by earle Gray each with an original illustration by David Meltzer, all copies were signed by the poet
Golden gate : interviews with 5 San Francisco poets ( Book )
6 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 129 libraries worldwide
The dark continent by David Meltzer( Book )
5 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 128 libraries worldwide
Yesod by David Meltzer( Book )
4 editions published in 1969 in English and held by 118 libraries worldwide
Blue rags by David Meltzer( Book )
6 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
David Meltzer American poet and musician of the Beat Generation and San Francisco Renaissance
David Meltzer Amerikaans dichter
David Meltzer amerikansk poet
Languages
English (128)
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