|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. what was the most desirable agency for defining myself. Writing |
provided me a growing satisfaction and required, unlike music, no formal study—
but the designation “writer” seemed to me most unreal. Not only this, for despite ...
|" 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.|