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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



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Publisher Comments:

- The Year of the Blues reaches fever pitch in fall 2003 with the theatrical release (and airing on PBS) of seven documentary films, each by a noted feature director (Martin Scorsese, Wim Wenders, Charles Burnett, Mike Figgis, and Clint Eastwood among them) and the release on CD of several major new blues compilations.- Peter Guralnick, celebrated for his bestselling two-volume biography of Elvis Presley, Last Train to Memphis and Careless Love, is a master of narrative who knows the world of American roots music better than any other writer.- NIGHTHAWK BLUES was first published in hardcover in 1980 (Seaview Books) and subsequently in paperback (Thunder's Mouth Press). Both editions have long been unavailable.

Synopsis:

Peter Guralnick's first and only novel to date--a book that unforgettably evokes the life and times of a legendary bluesman--is restored to print in this "year of the blues." The Screamin' Nighthawk is on the road for what may be the last time. The legedary bluesman, traveling with two fellow septuagenarians, is playing college gyms in the Midwest when a traffic accident aborts the tour and propels Hawk on an unexpected journey--a journey that takes him (and us) to bars and theaters and honky-tonks and hideaways stretching all the way from Indianapolis to East St. Louis to Yula, Mississiippi, where Hawk's life and career began.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780316735728
Subtitle:
A Novel
Editor:
Adams, Terry
Author:
Guralnick, Peter
Publisher:
Back Bay Books
Location:
Boston
Subject:
General
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
Blues musicians
Subject:
Mississippi
Subject:
Musical fiction.
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
1st Back Bay paperback ed.
Series Volume:
19
Publication Date:
20031001
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
8.28x5.52x.69 in. .51 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , Peter Guralnick's first and only novel to date--a book that unforgettably evokes the life and times of a legendary bluesman--is restored to print in this "year of the blues." The Screamin' Nighthawk is on the road for what may be the last time. The legedary bluesman, traveling with two fellow septuagenarians, is playing college gyms in the Midwest when a traffic accident aborts the tour and propels Hawk on an unexpected journey--a journey that takes him (and us) to bars and theaters and honky-tonks and hideaways stretching all the way from Indianapolis to East St. Louis to Yula, Mississiippi, where Hawk's life and career began.
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