Seems like murder here : southern violence and the blues tradition /

Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this provocative study as vital responses to spectac...

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Main Author: Gussow, Adam.
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2002.
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Online Access:Available via EBSCO eBook Collection
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Summary:Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this provocative study as vital responses to spectacle lynchings and the violent realities of African American life in the Jim Crow South. With brilliant interpretations of both classic songs and literary works, from the autobiographies of W.C. Handy, David Honeyboy Edwards, and B.B. King to the poetry of Langston Hughes and the novels of Zora Neal.
Physical Description:1 online resource (xiv, 341 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-326) and index.
ISBN:9780226311005
0226311007
9780226310978
0226310973
0226310981
9780226310985