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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0679736956
ISBN-13: 9780679736950
Sku: 30635066
Publish Date: 5/23/2008
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 8.25H x 5.25L x 0.75T
Pages:  240
Age Range:  NA
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The Modern Library edition of the author's classic memoir of growing up in Alabama in the 1920s and 1930s.
Author Bio
Albert Murray
Albert Murray attended the Tuskegee Institute with Ralph Ellison, who became a lifelong friend and colleague. He went on to New York University, from which he obtained an M.A. in 1948, and then to the University of Paris, where he did postgraduate work. An expert on jazz and aesthetics as well as a novelist, he also served in the U.S. Air Force for nearly 20 years, and has taught at Tuskegee, as well as Columbia, Colgate, Emory, and Barnard colleges, and the University of Massachusetts.


"[Here is]...authenticity, ...emotional vigor, and...tenacious hold on the intellect." - Toni Morrison

"Murrray is always the playful theoretician, a man who can turn a potential identity crisis into a vital style. He can equate the improvisations of Uncle Remus, Jelly Roll Morton, and Louis Armstrong with the existentialism of Camus and Sartre." - R. Z. Shepherd

"[Murray's prose style is] incredibly inventive....Rolling cadences of Faulkner and Joyce, but soaked in jazz rhythms and electrified by a terrifically keen ear for Southern black speech. Nobody, but nobody, has ever captured Southern black speech, in all its deep humanity and signifying boastfulness, like Albert Murray." - Charles Monaghan

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