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23%OFFAdam Gussow - Seems Like Murder Here - 9780226310985 - V9780226310985
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Seems Like Murder Here

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Description for Seems Like Murder Here Paperback. Blues recording artist and critic Adam Gussow begins his story in the 1890s, when the spectacle lynching of blacks became an insidious part of Southern life. Gussow identifies veiled references to real life incidents of these lynchings within the words of Blues songs and literature. Num Pages: 336 pages, , black & white illustrations. BIC Classification: 1KBBF; 1KBBS; 2ABM; 3JH; 3JJ; AVGK; DSBF; DSBH; GTB; HBJK; HBLL; HBLW; JFSL3. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (UU) Undergraduate. Dimension: 228 x 152 x 20. Weight in Grams: 482.
Taking its title from a lyric by Mississippi bluesman Charley Patton, "Seems Liks Murder Here" offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and "hard times", blues songs and literature emerge in this provocative work as vital responses to the violent realities and traumatic legacies of African American life in the Jim Crow South. Blues recording artist and critic Adam Gussow begins his story in the 1890s, when the spectacle lynching of blacks became an insidious part of Southern life. Although lynchings are seldom referred to directly in blues songs, veiled references ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Paperback
Publication date
2002
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
336
Condition
New
Number of Pages
360
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226310985
SKU
V9780226310985
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About Adam Gussow
Adam Gussow is assistant professor of English and southern studies at the University of Mississippi. He is the author of Mister Satan's Apprentice: A Blues Memoir and has been a professional blues harmonica player for many years, touring widely in the 1990s as part of the Harlem-based duo Satan and Adam.

Reviews for Seems Like Murder Here
"Beneath the effusive and effervescent tone of Mister Satan's Apprentice lie gnawing questions of race and identity, of cultural imperialism and human connection. And precisely because Gussow stays close to his story, with all its eccentricity and youthful abandon, he arrives at a kind of profundity that eludes [most] commentators." - Samuel G. Freedman, Washington Post Book World

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