Grey Album On the Blackness of Blackness

ISBN-10: 1555976077

ISBN-13: 9781555976071

Edition: 2012

Authors: Kevin Young
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Description: The first work of prose by the brilliant poet Kevin Young, winner of the Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize Taking its title from Danger Mouse’s pioneering mashup of Jay-Z’sThe Black Albumand the Beatles’The White Album, Kevin Young’s encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical choruses to illustrate the African American tradition of lying—storytelling, telling tales, fibbing, improvising, “jazzing.” What emerges is a persuasive argument for the many ways that African American cultureisAmerican culture, and for the centrality of art—and artfulness—to our daily life. Moving from gospel to soul, funk to freestyle, Young sifts through the shadows, the bootleg, the remix, the grey areas of our history, literature, and music. 

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Book details

List price: $25.00
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publication date: 3/13/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 476
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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