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The Poetry of the Blues Paperback – January 1, by Samuel Barclay Charters (Author) out of 5 stars 1 rating5/5(1). Book. Musicologist and writer Samuel Charters () considered blues lyrics a profound cultural expression that could connect all people who love poetry. A pioneer in the exploration of world music, Charters conducted research that brought obscure musicians of the American South and Appalachia. The poetic achievement of the blues is in many ways unique, and if it is still little known this is another aspect of the same social discriminations that have forced it into being. Baldwin himself learned, in Europe, that it is the blues which were at the heart of his own identity as an American Negro, an identity which he tried unsuccessfully to reject. This is a decent book. It wasn't the best book I have read by Kerouac though. However, I have read worse books of poetry by other writers. Book of Blues does have some interesting parts though. For example, there is a part written in all French. I'm glad I ran that part through a translator because I think it was one of the best parts of the book/5.
Langston Hughes was just twenty-four years old when his debut poetry collection The Weary Blues was published in After its publication, the book won several awards, and the prize money allowed Hughes to complete his college education in Lincoln, Pennsylvania. The Weary Blues went on to become an American classic; it was reissued most recently in by its original publisher Knopf. Originally published in , The Poetry of the Blues raised interest in many previously unrecognized aspects of African-American music and made a significant contribution to the blues revival of the s. This volume features now-vintage black 5/5(1). Buy The Poetry of the Blues by Charters, Samuel (ISBN:) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. The Poetry of the Blues: : Charters, Samuel 5/5(1). Blues poets remain true to the traditional lyrical content and structure of blues songs, while using poetic devices to make the blues lyric a natural for a poetic setting. Familiarize yourself with a traditional blues lyric. You'll see that while sorrow and heartache are staples of blues content, many of the lyrics are humorous.
The Weary Blues - Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, Droning a drowsy syncopated tune, - The Academy of American Poets is the largest membership-based nonprofit organization fostering an appreciation for contemporary poetry and supporting American poets. The Poetry of The Blues - by Sam Charters. Oak Publications, First Edition "The work songs from which much of the blues has been derived were like seeds scattered across the southern er they strayed the blues sprang up after them & as a man sang the blues he scattered the material farther, until the blues became a nearly communal expression of the Negro in . Originally published in , The Poetry of the Blues raised interest in many previously unrecognized aspects of African-American music and made a significant contribution to the blues revival of the s. This volume features now-vintage black-and-white photographs by Ann Charters from the original edition. Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems NPR coverage of Jimmy's Blues and Other Poems by James Baldwin and Nikky Finney. News, author interviews, critics' picks and more.