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South to a Very Old Place

ISBN-10: 0679736956

ISBN-13: 9780679736950

Edition: N/A

Authors: Albert Murray

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The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s inSouth to a Very Old Place. Intermingling remembrances of youth with engaging conversation, African-American folklore, and astute cultural criticism, it is at once an intimate personal journey and an incisive social history, informed by the poet s language, the novelist s sensibility, the essayist s clarity, the jazzman s imagination, the gospel singer's depth of feeling (The New Yorker). His perceptions are firmly based in the blues idiom, and it is black music no less than literary criticism and historical analysis that gives his work its authenticity, its emotional vigor and its tenacious hold on the intellect. . . . It] destroys some fashionable sociopolitical interpretations of growing up black. Toni Morrison, The New York Times Book Review"
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Book details

List price: $15.00
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 9/3/1991
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.594
Language: English

Albert Murray was born in Nokomis, Alabama, in 1916. He was educated at Tuskegee Institute, where he later taught literature & directed the college theater. He is the author of many works of fiction & nonfiction, including "The Seven League Boots", "The Blue Devils of Nada" & "The Spyglass Tree". He lives in New York City.

Prologue: New York
New Haven
Greensboro
Atlanta
Tuskegee
Mobile
New Orleans, Greenville, Memphis
Epilogue