|With the same intellectual incisiveness and supple, stylish prose he brought to his classic novel Invisible Man, Ralph Ellison examines his antecedents and in so doing illuminates the literature, music, and culture of both black and white ...|
|Ralph Ellison. view our Negro American life as essentially nonhuman) was very |
much like that of Huckleberry Finn, who is universally so praised and enjoyed for
the clarity and courage of his moral vision. Like Huck we observed, we judged, ...
|" So says Amiri Baraka in the Introduction to Blues People, his classic work on the place of jazz and blues in American social, musical, economic, and cultural history.|
|A portion of the manuscript has previously been published as "Juneteenth," but this volume presents the entire collection of material in all of its unedited glory.--"Library Journal."|