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Blues & the poetic spirit

Paul Garon

Blues & the poetic spirit

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Published by Eddison Press in London .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Blues (Music) -- History and criticism

  • Edition Notes

    StatementPaul Garon ; with a pref. by Franklin Rosemont.
    SeriesEddison blues books
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsML3561.B63 G4
    The Physical Object
    Pagination178 p. :
    Number of Pages178
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL4593431M
    ISBN 100856490180
    LC Control Number77355786


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First published inBlues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its by:   First published inBlues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic.

This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its evolution/5. First published inBlues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its : Paul Garon.

First published inBlues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its evolution.

First published in ,Blues and the Poetic Spirit is a blues literature classic. This long-awaited new edition assesses developments in the blues since that time and outlines the social and political forces that continue to shape its evolution.

Blues and the Poetic Spirit by Paul Garon,available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide/5(26). Paul Garon is the author of Blues and the Poetic Spirit ( avg rating, 26 ratings, 5 reviews, published ), Woman with Guitar ( avg rating, 19 /5.

Blues and the Poetic Spirit by Paul Garon and a great selection of related books, art and collectibles available now at However, Baldwin’s earliest writing was in poetic form, and Baldwin considered himself a poet throughout his lifetime.

Nonetheless, his single book of poetry, Jimmy’s Blues, never achieved the popularity of his novels and nonfiction, and is the one and only book to fall out of print/5(22).

Buy Blues and Poetic Spirit 96 edition () by NA for up to 90% off at Edition: If you skip the chapter "Whites versus Blacks", you ought to be able to skirt most of the uncomfortable race talk and get to the actual meat of the book, which is the phycho-poetic analysis of the Blues from a Surrealist perspective.

This part is actually pretty interesting, and fun to read/5. Blues Journey briefly explores the blues. Walter Dean Myers prefaces his lyrics with a note about this musical genre. We then travel with the speaker through the sadness that he has experienced over his lifetime. W.D. Myers adds a timeline of blues landmarks and a glossary of blues terms to the end of the book/5(9).

The book, spinning away from and back to lewis’s mother Mary, travels through time and space with lines like “we are the reason / for one another / all of our spit and our bling / old blues to cover a new blues / gratitude and dislocation / the notion of place / as passage and return / i love you.

"Poetry," Garon writes, "in the most vital and active sense [is] the revolt of the spirit. The blues singer, immune to the more absurd bourgeois conventions, a free agent, indifferent and even hostile to the Protestant ethic and the repressive myths of 'responsibility,'.

Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Garon, Paul, Blues & the poetic spirit. New York: Da Capo Press, The blues as poetry --Notes on the psychology of enjoyment --Whites versus Blacks --Imagination, instincts, & reality --Symbols, images, & the dream --Tough times --Appendix.

Surrealism and music --Afterword / Franklin Rosemont. Responsibility: by Paul Garon. More information: Publisher description. ISBN: OCLC Number: Notes: Reprint of the edition published by Eddison Press, London, in series: Eddison blues books. Paul Garon has written about the blues for nearly fifty years.

A co-founder of Living Blues, he is also the author of The Devil's Son-in-Law: The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and His Songs, Blues and the Poetic Spirit and What's the Use of Walking if a Freight Train's Going Your Way, as well as a small collection of prose poems, Rana Mozelle.

He and his wife, co-author Beth Garon, own and. ISBN: OCLC Number: Description: pages: illustrations ; 22 cm. Series Title: Eddison blues books.

Responsibility. Some of the great blues poets include Sterling A. Brown, James Weldon Johnson, and Langston Hughes. The title poem of Hughes’ first book, The Weary Blues, is also an excellent example of a blues poem. It begins: Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Rocking back and forth to a mellow croon, I heard a Negro play.

Down on Lenox Avenue the other night. Harlem is a poetry book. It's alive with hope, with soul, and with the blues. Even the wind stops to hear what's going on in Harlem.

I gave this book four stars because it is a poem that pulls you in. It's alive with rhythm and imagery. Summary: Book about the spirit of Harlem in its music, art, literature, and everyday life, and to how /5.

The Weary Blues is among the first works of Langston Hughes and is a benchmark in history of African-American poetic history.

The poem was awarded as the best poem of the year by Opportunity magazine where it was first published in /5. Naturally, blues poetry has its roots in music. It is a form that reaches into the experiences and histories of African Americans. The early blues poems were actually sung by slaves working out in fields.

They involved a call from one person, with a response by others. A traditional blues stanza has three s: Spirit Airlines is the leading Ultra Low Cost Carrier in the United States, the Caribbean and Latin America.

Spirit Airlines fly to 60+ destinations with + daily flights with Ultra Low Fare. Cone offers an excellent analysis of the theological, historical, and social roots of spirituals and the blues.

While I disagree with certain tenets of Cone's liberation theology, his perspective gives him keen insight into the vital role that these forms of music played in African American cultural life as people of color have sought to maintain their humanity against the backdrop of America /5.

Paul Garon (born ) is an American author, writer, and editor, noted for his meditations on surrealist works, and also a noted scholar on blues as a musical and cultural movement. He once wrote that "blues represents a fusion of music and poetry accomplished at a very high emotional temperature".

The Weary Blues - Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

The blues is known traditionally as a style of music played typically in 12 bars, featuring lyrics that highlight pain and suffering. The lyrics of blues songs are often as entertaining as they are tragic, and they tend to replicate poetry more than song lyrics, inspiring a.

It wasn't the best book I've read that was written by Kerouac. However, I have read way worse books of poetry by other writers. Book of Blues does have some interesting parts though. For example, there is one poem that's wrote in all French.

I'm glad I ran it through a translator because for me it ended up being one of the best parts of the book/5(8). Blues and the Poetic Spirit. New York: Da Capo, Henderson, Stephen E. "The Blues as Black Poetry." Callaloo: A Journal of African American and African Arts and Letters.

Baltimore, The Poetry of The Blues - by Sam Charters. Oak Publications, First Edition "The work songs from which much of the blues has been derived were like seeds scattered across the southern er they strayed the blues sprang up after them & as a man sang the blues he scattered the material farther, until the blues became a nearly communal expression of the Negro in.

Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library. One never grows weary of The Weary Blues. Langston Hughes’s first book, published by Knopf inis one of the high points of modernism and of what has come to be called the Harlem Renaissance—that flowering of African American literature and culture in the public’s consciousness.

Really an extension of the New Negro movement that began toward the start of the twentieth century. Introduction to the Poetic and Wisdom Books We will breifly discuss the Poetic and Wisdom Books in two separate sections below: (1) Old Testament Poetry and (2) Old Testament Wisdom. Section 1: Old Testament Poetry.

The Hebrew Bible regards only Job, Psalms and Proverbs as poetic books. The Weary Blues went on to become an American classic; it was reissued most recently in by its original publisher Knopf. - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets.

William Matthews was born in Cincinnati, Ohio. He earned a BA from Yale and MFA from the University of North Carolina. The author of eleven books of poetry, Matthews earned a reputation as a master of well-turned phrases, wise sayings, and rich metaphors.

Much of Matthews’s poetry explores the themes of life cycles, the passage of time, and the nature of human consciousness. Samuel John "Lightnin'" Hopkins (Ma – Janu ) was an American country blues singer, songwriter, guitarist and occasional pianist, from Centerville, Texas.

Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 71 on its list of the greatest guitarists of all time. The musicologist Robert "Mack" McCormick opined that Hopkins is "the embodiment of the jazz-and-poetry spirit Born: MaCenterville, Texas, U.S.

Interview: Kevin Young, Author Of 'Book Of Hours' The poet describes his new book — about the death of his father and the birth of his son — as having a blues.

Jazz Poetry & Langston Hughes—A video of Hughes discussing his poem "The Weary Blues" and discussion of his work created by the National Endowment for the Arts. Langston Hughes Performing Arts Institute—This Seattle institution hosts programming, educational workshops, and events that carry on the spirit of Langston Hughes.

Original blues songs were three line stanzas but more and more of them are written as six line stanzas the longer lines divided into two shorter lines. Some poets like Bobbi Katz capture the survivalist spirit of the blues without following the traditional form. The blues form was first popularized about by the black composer W.C.

Handy (). However, the poetic and musical form of the blues first crystallized around and gained popularity through the publication of Handy's "Memphis Blues" () and "St. Louis Blues" ().Sterling Allen Brown devoted his life to the development of an authentic black folk literature.

A poet, critic, and teacher at Howard University for 40 years, Brown was one of the first people to identify folklore as a vital component of the black aesthetic and to recognize its validity as a form of artistic expression.

He worked to legitimatize this genre in several ways.Langston Hughes, a central poet of the Harlem renaissance, was significantly influenced by the sounds and traditions of the blues and jazz. He presented “Jazz and Communication” at a panel led by Marshall Stearns at the Newport Casino Theater during the Newport Jazz Festival.

The essay opens on a practical note, as Hughes questions.