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Published by Eddison Press in London .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Blues (Music) -- History and criticism

Book details:

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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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,'.