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Living with Music: Ralph Ellison's Jazz Writings (Modern Library Classics)

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Before Ralph Ellison became one of Americas greatest writers, he was a musician and a student of jazz, writing widely on his favorite music for more than fifty years. Now, jazz authority Robert OMeally has collected the very best of Ellisons inspired, exuberant jazz writings in this unique anthology.

About the Author

Ralph Ellison was born in Oklahoma City in 1914. He was educated at the Frederick Douglass School and at Tuskegee Institute, where he studied the trumpet and music composition. Ellison moved to New York City in 1936 and lived in Harlem until his death in 1994. His novel Invisible Man (1952) was the winner of the National Book Award and one of the most important and influential American novels of the twentieth century. Ellison was elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1975 and was awarded the National Medal of Arts in 1985.

Robert G. O'Meally is the Zora Neale Hurston Professor of Comparative Literature at Columbia University and the founder and director of the Center for Jazz Studies. He is a leading interpreter of the dynamics of jazz in American culture. O'Meally is the author of several books, including Lady Day: The Many Faces of Billie Holiday and The Craft of Ralph Ellison. In 1999, he received a Grammy nomination for his work as coproducer of the five-CD set The Jazz Singers. He lives in New York.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780375760235
Editor:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Introduction:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Introduction by:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Introduction:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Editor:
O'Meally, Robert G.
Author:
O'Meally, Robert
Author:
Ellison, Ralph Waldo
Author:
Ralph Ellison
Publisher:
Modern Library
Location:
New York
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
Jazz
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Jazz
Subject:
Music - Jazz
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Paperback. ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Modern Library Classics
Series Volume:
80
Publication Date:
20020531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.08x5.06x.74 in. .54 lbs.

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