From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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Pantheon Books, New York, 2001, First Printing with complete number line, SIGNED and inscribed by Albert Murray (1916 -2013) at the half-title page. In quarter black cloth over black boards, with bright gilt titles to spine, touch of shelf wear, foot of spine slightly pushed, else about fine, tight, unmarked; in a like dust jacket, unclipped, mild rubbing to rear panel, in mylar sleeve. A collection of wide ranging essays, reviews and interviews by the celebrated African-American social theorist, essayist, novelist and biographer. Provocative, and learned, these pieces are reflective of subjects which occupied Murray over his long writing career: the writing life and his own beginnings as a writer in the 20’s, reflections on the necessity that black educated elites meet their social responsibilities, an admiring piece on Faulkner, and most important, essays on Louis Armstrong, Ellington and the blues; as Eugene Holley perceptively remarked in an essay written after Murray’s death at 97 in August 2013: “In all of his writing, jazz music — derived from the blues idiom of African-Americans — was the soundtrack at the center of his aesthetic conception”. Scarce signed copy in collector’s condition.

From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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From The Briarpatch File: On Context, Procedure and American Identity By Albert Murray [SIGNED] [SOLD]
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