The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement

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Notes on front endpaper: Andre Malraux. Underlinings/Notes: Underlinings: American literature/writers, southern roots, Duke Ellington biography strong. Biographies/autobiographies of US blacks seem to promote political program. Lamb underlines information on other biographies and Murray's reaction to them. Somerset Maugham on autobiography, black experience, Ralph Bunche, political significance/details, Hemingway. Notes: Angry," "Sony tape, 6 years," "Mister Bateman," "Rousseau, Franklin, Douglass, Adams," "bored," "Louis Armstrong," "all politics," "Malraux," "RWE v. Louis Armstrong."

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Murray, Albert, “The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement,” One Book. One Author. One Hour., accessed April 19, 2019, http://booknotes.gmu.edu/items/show/339.

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Title

The blue devils of Nada : a contemporary American approach to aesthetic statement

Creator

Murray, Albert

Date

1996
Program air date: June 16, 1996

Description

An exploration of the blues aesthetic in writing, music, and art, as "stylized expressions of transcendence through sheer style, always informed by an awareness of the vicissitudes of life."

Subject

"African American arts."
"African American artists--Psychology."
"Blues (Music)--Influence."

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Brian Lamb Booknotes Collection
Gift of Brian Lamb, 2011.

Publisher

Pantheon Books
George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives

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