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The Resource The grey album : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young

The grey album : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young

Label
The grey album : on the blackness of blackness
Title
The grey album
Title remainder
on the blackness of blackness
Statement of responsibility
Kevin Young
Title variation
On the blackness of blackness
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Taking its title from Danger Mouse's pioneering mash-up of Jay-Z's The Black Album and the Beatles' The White Album, Kevin Young's encyclopedic book combines essay, cultural criticism, and lyrical chorus to illustrate the African American tradition of lying--telling tales, fibbing, improvising, jazzing up, "storying." What emerges is a persuasive argument for the many ways that African American culture is American culture, and for the centrality of art--and artfulness--to our daily lives. Moving from gospel to soul, funk to freestyle, Young shifts through the shadows, the bootleg, the remix--all the grey areas of our history, literature, and music."--P. [4] of cover
Awards note
Graywolf Press Nonfiction Prize, 2010.
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The grey album : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=788556
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- bk. 1. Elsewhere. The shadow book -- How not to be a slave : on the Black art of escape -- Chorus one : steal away : slavery and its discontents -- bk. 2. Strange fruit. Broken tongue : Paul Laurence Dunbar, his descendants, and the dance of dialect -- Chorus two : it don't mean a thing : the blues mask of modernism -- "If you can't read, run anyhow!" : Langston Hughes and the poetics of refusal -- bk. 3. Heaven is Negro. Chorus three : ugly beauty : postmodernism and all that jazz -- Broken giraffe : Bob Kaufman, the song, and the silence -- Chorus four : moanin' : soul music and the power of pleasure -- bk. 4. Cosmic slop. Interstellar space : toward a post-soul poetics -- Final chorus : Planet Rock : the end of the record: The third coming ; 100 guns ; 36 chambers ; 99 problems -- Deadism
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781555970420
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b9930218-7888-424d-bd0d-96395f51f904
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
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unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle
Label
The grey album : on the blackness of blackness, Kevin Young
Link
http://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=28&titleID=788556
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Overture -- bk. 1. Elsewhere. The shadow book -- How not to be a slave : on the Black art of escape -- Chorus one : steal away : slavery and its discontents -- bk. 2. Strange fruit. Broken tongue : Paul Laurence Dunbar, his descendants, and the dance of dialect -- Chorus two : it don't mean a thing : the blues mask of modernism -- "If you can't read, run anyhow!" : Langston Hughes and the poetics of refusal -- bk. 3. Heaven is Negro. Chorus three : ugly beauty : postmodernism and all that jazz -- Broken giraffe : Bob Kaufman, the song, and the silence -- Chorus four : moanin' : soul music and the power of pleasure -- bk. 4. Cosmic slop. Interstellar space : toward a post-soul poetics -- Final chorus : Planet Rock : the end of the record: The third coming ; 100 guns ; 36 chambers ; 99 problems -- Deadism
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9781555970420
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
b9930218-7888-424d-bd0d-96395f51f904
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System details
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
  • Format: Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Format: Kindle Book
  • Format: OverDrive Read
  • Requires Adobe Digital Editions or Amazon Kindle

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