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Author : Jonathan Williams
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 1985-08-09
Page : 112
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 0822382954
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Jonathan Williams’s poetry has been described as brilliant, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, suave, vital, joyful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, much enlarged edition of Blues and Roots displays all of the above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian Trail for decades, botanizing, jotting down specimens of authentic American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums—always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots focuses on the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of wonder and light, of wit and comic incongruity, in found poems of the speech of his mountain neighbors. Publishers Weekly said of the earlier edition, “One of the most beautiful and evocative tributes to the Appalachians and its people yet published.” Blues and Roots is a fine celebration; Wiliams is a joyful ringmaster.


Author : Jonathan Williams
Publisher : Duke University Press Books
Release : 1985-01-02
Page : 112
Category : Poetry
ISBN 13 : 9780822306146
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Jonathan Williams’s poetry has been described as brilliant, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, suave, vital, joyful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, much enlarged edition of Blues and Roots displays all of the above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian Trail for decades, botanizing, jotting down specimens of authentic American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums—always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots focuses on the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of wonder and light, of wit and comic incongruity, in found poems of the speech of his mountain neighbors. Publishers Weekly said of the earlier edition, “One of the most beautiful and evocative tributes to the Appalachians and its people yet published.” Blues and Roots is a fine celebration; Wiliams is a joyful ringmaster.


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Release : 1968
Page : 200
Category : Appalachian Region, Southern
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Author : Jonathan Williams
Publisher : Grossman Publishers
Release : 1971-01-01
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Category : American poetry
ISBN 13 : 9780670176502
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Author : Robert Ford
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2008-03-31
Page : 1400
Category : Music
ISBN 13 : 1135865086
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A Blues Bibliography, Second Edition is a revised and enlarged version of the definitive blues bibliography first published in 1999. Material previously omitted from the first edition has now been included, and the bibliography has been expanded to include works published since then. In addition to biographical references, this work includes entries on the history and background of the blues, instruments, record labels, reference sources, regional variations and lyric transcriptions and musical analysis. The Blues Bibliography is an invaluable guide to the enthusiastic market among libraries specializing in music and African-American culture and among individual blues scholars.


Author : Jerry W. Cotten
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2017-08-31
Page : 272
Category : Photography
ISBN 13 : 1469634058
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A trailblazer for women photographers in the South, North Carolina's Bayard Wootten (1875-1959) overcame economic hardship, gender discrimination, and the obscurity of a small-town upbringing to become the state's most significant early female photographer. This advocate of equality for women combined an artistic vision of photography with determination and a love of adventure to forge a distinguished career spanning half a century. Originally trained as an artist, Wootten worked in photography's pictorial tradition, emphasizing artistic effect in her images at a time when realistic and documentary photography increasingly dominated the medium. Traveling throughout North Carolina and surrounding states, she turned the artistry of her eye and lens on the people and places she encountered. Having opened a studio in her hometown of New Bern in 1905, Wootten moved to Chapel Hill in 1928, where her clients included the University of North Carolina. Between 1932 and 1941, she also provided photographs for six books--including Cabins in the Laurel, Old Homes and Gardens of North Carolina, and Charleston: Azaleas and Old Bricks--lectured extensively, and exhibited her photographs as far away as New York and Massachusetts. Light and Air features 190 illustrations, including 136 duotone reproductions of Wootten's photographs taken in North Carolina, South Carolina, Alabama, and Tennessee--many of which have never before been published. Though she was an accomplished landscape and architectural photographer, some of Wootten's most notable images were the portraits she crafted of black and white Americans in the lower reaches of society, working people whom other photographers often ignored. These images are perhaps her most enduring legacy.


Author : J. Peder Zane
Publisher : Univ of South Carolina Press
Release : 2015-04-06
Page : 344
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 1611175097
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Head Off the Books in this collection of newspaper columns, where J. Peder Zane uses classic and contemporary literature to explore American culture and politics. The book review editor for the Raleigh, North Carolina News & Observer from 1996 to 2009, Zane demonstrates that good books are essential for understanding ourselves and the world around us. The one hundred and thirty columns gathered in Off the Books find that sweet spot where literature’s eternal values meet the day’s current events. Together they offer a literary overview of the ideas, issues, and events shaping our culture—from 9/11 and the struggle for gay rights to the decline of high culture and the rise of sensationalism and solipsism. As they plumb and draw from the work of leading writers—from William Faulkner, Knut Hamsun, and Eudora Welty to Don DeLillo, Lydia Millet, and Philip Roth—these columns make an argument not just about the pleasure of books, but about their very necessity in our lives and culture.


Author : Georgann Eubanks
Publisher : UNC Press Books
Release : 2015-12-01
Page : 440
Category : Travel
ISBN 13 : 1469626063
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This guidebook is the first of three regional volumes that invite residents and out-of-state visitors to explore North Carolina while reading literature from our state's finest writers. Organized geographically through a series of eighteen half-day and day-long tours in the western part of the state, the book directs curious travelers to the historic sites where Tar Heel authors have lived and worked. Along the way, travelers can read outstanding excerpts from the writers, evoking the places, customs, colloquialisms, and characters that figure prominently in their poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and plays. More than 170 writers from the past and present are featured in this volume, including Sequoyah, Elizabeth Spencer, Fred Chappell, Charles Frazier, Kathryn Stripling Byer, Robert Morgan, William Bartram, Gail Godwin, O. Henry, Thomas Wolfe, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Anne Tyler, Lillian Jackson Braun, Nina Simone, and Romulus Linney. Each tour provides information about the libraries, museums, colleges, bookstores, and other venues open to the public where writers regularly present their work or are represented in exhibits, events, performances, and festivals.


Author : Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publisher : Greenwood Publishing Group
Release : 2003
Page : 480
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780313322327
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With a few notable exceptions, gay artists of earlier generations felt compelled to avoid sexual candor in their writings. Conversely, most contemporary gay poets and playwrights are free from such constraints and have created a remarkable body of work. This reference is a guide to their creative achievements. Alphabetically arranged entries present 62 contemporary gay American poets and dramatists. A number of these writers are well known, including Edward Albee, Harvey Fierstein, and Allen Ginsberg. Others, such as Alan Bowne, Timothy Liu, and Robert O'Hara, merit wider recognition. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and includes a biography, a discussion of major works and themes, an overview of the author's critical reception, and primary and secondary bibliographies.


Author : Robert J. Bertholf
Dale M. Smith
Publisher : University of New Mexico Press
Release : 2017-12-15
Page : 256
Category : Literary Collections
ISBN 13 : 0826358977
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The correspondence of Robert Duncan and Charles Olson is one of the foundational literary exchanges of twentieth-century American poetry. The 130 letters collected in this volume begin in 1947 just after the two poets first meet in Berkeley, California, and continue to Olson’s death in January 1970. Both men initiated a novel stance toward poetry, and they matched each other with huge accomplishments, an enquiring, declarative intelligence, wide-ranging interests in history and occult literature, and the urgent demand to be a poet. More than a literary correspondence, An Open Map gives insight into an essential period of poetic advancement in cultural history.


Author : Jeremy Noel-Tod
Ian Hamilton
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2013-05-23
Page : 705
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 0199640254
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Provides over 1,700 biographies of influential poets writing in English from 1910 to the present day, exploring the influences, inspirations, and movements that have shaped their works and lives.


Author : Loyal Jones
Billy Edd Wheeler
Publisher : august house
Release : 1995
Page : 218
Category : Fiction
ISBN 13 : 9780874834116
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"Packed with humorous jokes, anecdotes, poems, riddles, and songs ... this collection is thick with artifacts of Southern wit."--Back cover.


Author : Bernard Karpel
Publisher :
Release : 1979
Page : 7293
Category : Arts
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Author : Richard Gaither Walser
E. T. Malone
Publisher : Historical Publications Section
Release : 1986
Page : 182
Category : History
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Author : Eric L. Haralson
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-21
Page : 866
Category : Literary Criticism
ISBN 13 : 131776322X
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The Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Twentieth Century contains over 400 entries that treat a broad range of individual poets and poems, along with many articles devoted to topics, schools, or periods of American verse in the century. Entries fall into three main categories: poet entries, which provide biographical and cultural contexts for the author's career; entries on individual works, which offer closer explication of the most resonant poems in the 20th-century canon; and topical entries, which offer analyses of a given period of literary production, school, thematically constructed category, or other verse tradition that historically has been in dialogue with the poetry of the United States.


Author : Barry M. Buxton
Publisher :
Release : 1990
Page : 76
Category : American literature
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Release : 1994
Page :
Category : Appalachian Region, Southern
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A regional studies review.


Author : Canadian Library Association
Publisher :
Release : 1971
Page :
Category : Libraries
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Release : 1971
Page :
Category : Libraries
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Author : Frances C. Locher
Ann Evory
Publisher : Gale
Release : 1976-09
Page : 620
Category : Biography & Autobiography
ISBN 13 : 9780810300286
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