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The blues muse : race, gender, and musical celebrity in American poetry

Author: Emily Ruth Rutter
Publisher: Tuscaloosa : The University of Alabama Press, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A critical analysis of the poetic representations and legacies of five landmark blue artists. The Blues Muse focuses on Gertrude "Ma" Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Robert Johnson, and Lead  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Emily Ruth Rutter
ISBN: 9780817391973 0817391975
OCLC Number: 1054246050
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Intro; Contents; Acknowledgments; Introduction: The Blues Muse Tradition; 1. ""Don't Like My Ocean, Don t'Fish in My Sea"": Blues Muses, Racial Uplift, and Queer Camaraderie; 2. ""Never Was a White Man Had the Blues"": Blues Icons and Black Power; 3. ""I Ain't Gonna Marry, Ain't Gon' Settle Down"": Blues Women and Intersectionality; 4. ""Blues Falling Down Like Hail"": Blues Men and the Second-Wave Blues Revival; 5. ""It's Gonna Carry Me through This World"": The Post-Soul Blues Muse; Coda. Repetition with a Difference: Beyonce Knowles-Carter as Muse; Notes; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Emily Ruth Rutter.

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An impressively researched and lucidly written analysis of nearly one hundred years of American poetry inspired by Ma Rainey, Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Lead Belly, and Robert Johnson-those 'blues Read more...

 
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