Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness

Published in 1965, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as 'the American Rimbaud.

Author: Bob Kaufman

Publisher: New Directions Publishing

ISBN: 0811200760

Category: Poetry

Page: 87

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Published in 1965, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness assembles ten years' work of Bob Kaufman, celebrated in San Francisco as the original Beat and in France as 'the American Rimbaud.' Bob Kaufman promotes a spontaneous, prophetic verse, mixing street talk and jazz with vision.
Categories: Poetry

Beat Culture

Beat Culture

In 1965, New Directions published his first major collection of poems, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness. City Lights published the legendary Golden Sardine in 1967. Kaufman took a Buddhist vow of silence after the assassination of John ...

Author: William Lawlor

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781851094004

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 392

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The coverage of this book ranges from Jack Kerouac's tales of freedom-seeking Bohemian youth to the frenetic paintings of Jackson Pollock, including 60 years of the Beat Generation and the artists of the Age of Spontaneity. * Over 250 A–Z entries on the most important people, places, movements, themes, and scholarship, including entries on related cultural movements outside the United States, which set the Beats in an international context * A chronology highlighting artistic and historical events including the legendary poetry reading by Allen Ginsberg, Gary Snyder, and others at the 6 Gallery * Over 40 illustrations of Beat clothing, the Beat "pad," and the styles and tastes of the period * Images of the most photographed literary group in history and maps of their travels, such as Jack Kerouac and his legendary freight train journeys across the United States and Mexico
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats

The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats

Alfred Bendixen and Stephen Burt (New York: Cambridge University Press, 2015), Io;1–1052; Bob Kaufman, “Mingus,” in Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (New York: New Directions, 1965), 27. Stephen Prothero, “On the Holy Road: The Beat ...

Author: David Stephen Calonne

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781108416450

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Spiritual Imagination of the Beats is the first comprehensive study to explore the role of esoteric, occult, magical, theosophical, Gnostic, Hindu and Buddhist traditions in the work of eleven major Beat authors. The opening chapter discusses Kenneth Rexroth and Robert Duncan as predecessors and important influences on the spiritual orientation of the Beats. David Stephen Calonne draws comparisons throughout the book between the various approaches towards spiritual matters of individual Beat writers - for example, Burroughs registered significant objections to Buddhism, while Ginsberg and Kerouac devoted considerable time to studying Buddhist history and texts. This book also focuses on authors who have often been neglected in Beat studies - Diane di Prima, Bob Kaufman and Philip Whalen. In addition, several understudied works such as Gregory Corso's 'The Geometric Poem' are given close attention. Calonne also introduces important themes from the history of heterodox spirituality - Manicheanism, alchemy and Tarot - and demonstrates how inextricably these ideas shaped the Beat literary imagination.
Categories: Literary Criticism

World Beats

World Beats

Kaufman, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness, 43. James Smethurst writes in capacious terms about the nexus of Jewishness, blackness, and leftism in Kaufman's life and work in “When Indians Were Red,” which appears in Callaloo in the 2002 ...

Author: Jimmy Fazzino

Publisher: Dartmouth College Press

ISBN: 9781611689471

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This fascinating book explores Beat Generation writing from a transnational perspective, using the concept of worlding to place Beat literature in conversation with a far-reaching network of cultural and political formations. Countering the charge that the Beats abroad were at best na•ve tourists seeking exoticism for exoticism's sake, World Beats finds that these writers propelled a highly politicized agenda that sought to use the tools of the earlier avant-garde to undermine Cold War and postcolonial ideologies and offer a new vision of engaged literature. With fresh interpretations of central Beat authors Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William Burroughs - as well as usually marginalized writers like Philip Lamantia, Ted Joans, and Brion Gysin - World Beats moves beyond national, continental, or hemispheric frames to show that embedded within Beat writing is an essential universality that brought America to the world and the world to American literature. This book presents an original treatment that will attract a broad spectrum of scholars.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Postliterary America

Postliterary America

Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness. New York: New Directions, 1965. ———. The Ancient Rain: Poems 1956–1978. New York: New Directions, 1981. ———. “Bagel Shop Jazz.” Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness. New York: New Directions, 1965. 14–15.

Author: Maria Damon

Publisher: University of Iowa Press

ISBN: 9781587299575

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 273

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p.MsoNormal, li.MsoNormal, div.MsoNormal { margin: 0in 0in 0.0001pt; font-size: 12pt; font-family: "Times New Roman"; }div.Section1 { page: Section1; } In this capacious and challenging book, Maria Damon surveys the poetry and culture of the United States in two distinct but inextricably linked periods. In part 1, “Identity K/not/e/s,” she considers the America of the 1950s and early 1960s, when contentious and troubled alliances took shape between different marginalized communities and their respective but overlapping bohemias—Jews, African Americans, the Beats, and gays and lesbians. Damon then turns to more contemporary issues and broader topics of poetics in part 2’s “Poetics for a Postliterary America” which goes on to paint a wider picture, dwelling less on close readings of individual poems and more on asking questions about the nature of poetry itself and its role in community formation and individual survival. Discussions of counterperformance, kinetics, the Nuyoricans, Latino identity, and electronic poetics enliven this section.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Louisiana Poets

Louisiana Poets

Kaufman's Abomunist Manifesto (reprinted in Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness, 1965) was published as a broadside by City Lights (1959), which then brought out two other broadsides, Second April (1959) and Does the Secret Mind Whisper?

Author: Catharine Savage Brosman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781496822130

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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Louisiana has long been recognized for its production of talented writers, and its poets in particular have shined. From the early poetry of the state to the work crafted in the present day, Louisiana has nurtured and exported a rich and diverse poetic tradition. In Louisiana Poets: A Literary Guide authors Catharine Savage Brosman and Olivia McNeely Pass assess the achievements of Louisiana poets from the past hundred years who, Brosman and Pass assert, deserve both public notice and careful critical examination. Louisiana Poets presents the careers and works of writers whose verse is closely connected to the peoples, history, and landscapes of Louisiana or whose upbringing or artistic development occurred in the state. Brosman and Pass chose poets based on the scope, abundance, and excellence of their work; their critical reception; and the local and national standing of the writer and work. The book treats a wide range of forty poets—from national bestsellers to local celebrities—detailing their histories and output. Intended to be of broad interest and easy to consult, Louisiana Poets showcases the corpus of Louisiana poetry alongside its current profile. Brosman and Pass have created a guide that provides a way for readers to discover, savor, and celebrate poets who have been inspired in and by the Pelican State.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

23 Bob Kaufman, 'Afterwards they Shall Dance', in Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness (New York: New Directions, 1965), 6. 24 LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka, Dutchman, in Henry Louis Gates et 158 Dylan Thomas.

Author: Hannah Ellis

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472903105

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a unique collection of specially commissioned essays celebrating the poet's life and work one hundred years after his birth in 1914. Edited by his granddaughter, Hannah Ellis, who introduces each section by theme, the book is divided into three parts concerning Thomas's early years, later life and his lasting legacy. Highlights include essays from noted biographers Andrew Lycett and David N. Thomas, National Poet for Wales Gillian Clarke on Under Milk Wood, and poetry by Archbishop Emeritus Rowan Williams. The book also includes essays by poet Owen Sheers and BBC Radio 6 presenter Cerys Matthews, as well as numerous testimonies and poems from the likes of former President of the United States Jimmy Carter, Phillip Pullman and actor Michael Sheen. With a foreword by comedian and former Monty Python Terry Jones, Dylan Thomas: A Centenary Celebration is a rich and personal reflection on the lasting legacy of Britain's greatest poet.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Trozos de m

Trozos de m

Not much more to say. We've got a media agency, Whatever that is, two big fashionable eating joints, For Carmel people and tourists, and a coupla` gift joints. 24 Kaufman Bob, Solitudes, Crowded with Loneliness, New Direction Books, ...

Author: Bob Kaufman

Publisher: Laberinto Ediciones

ISBN: 9786070000065

Category: Poetry

Page: 144

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Bob Kaufman es poeta, beatnik y también negro. Un día escuchando música de jazz comenzó a escribir poesía. Había leído a los poetas malditos y a los existencialistas franceses, sin embargo; no era en esos momentos un poeta puro, pero la distancia entre lo blanco y lo negro no le impidió serlo. Kaufman tenía sólo una pretensión: escribir poesía. Quizá por eso llegó un poco tarde cuando ya el movimiento beat sacudía las calles de San Francisco y Ginsberg leía en voz alta el Aullido. Bob se detuvo un poco más pero escribió una obra fundamental y original que le valió el reconocimiento de sus contemporáneos Jack Kerouac y Gregory Corso. Bob seguía escuchando jazz, no podía dejar de hacerlo, como adrenalina recorría su palabra encontrando cause en la oralidad y el ritmo hasta desembocar en poemas que como dice Felinghetti: "Pensados especialmente para ser acompañados por música de jazz y en cuanto tales, deben ser considerados como mensajes orales dichos con espontaneidad más que como poemas escritos para la página impresa". Así que ya lo sabes, Bob pertenece a esta pléyade de originales y desasosegados poetas que buscándote nos encuentran, en esa sencilla experiencia del lenguaje de versos que reinventándose en cada momento parecen decirnos: ustedes son nosotros, acérquense, cantemos la liberta. Pero eso no es todo, a Bob Kaufman es la primera vez que lo traducen al español, así llega a México.
Categories: Poetry

Louisiana Creole Literature

Louisiana Creole Literature

105–106; Kaufman, Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (New York: New Directions, 1965), 56–61); Kaufman, The Ancient Rain: Poems 1956–1978 (New York: New Directions, 1981), ix–x. 9. See The Ancient Rain and Solitudes Crowded with ...

Author: Catharine Savage Brosman

Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

ISBN: 9781628469530

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Louisiana Creole Literature is a broad-ranging critical reading of belles lettres—in both French and English—connected to and generally produced by the distinctive Louisiana Creole peoples, chiefly in the southeastern part of the state. The book covers primarily the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the flourishing period during which the term Creolehad broad and contested cultural reference in Louisiana. The study consists in part of literary history and biography. When available and appropriate, each discussion—arranged chronologically—provides pertinent personal information on authors, as well as publishing facts. Readers will find also summaries and evaluation of key texts, some virtually unknown, others of difficult access. Brosman illuminates the biographies and works of Kate Chopin, Lafcadio Hearn, George Washington Cable, Grace King, and Adolphe Duhart, among others. In addition, she challenges views that appear to be skewed regarding canon formation. The book places emphasis on poetry and fiction, reaching from early nineteenth-century writing through the twentieth century to selected works by poets still writing in the early twenty-first century. A few plays are treated also, especially by Victor Séjour. Louisiana Creole Literatureexamines at length the writings of important Francophone figures, and certain Anglophone novelists likewise receive extended treatment. Since much of nineteenth-century Louisiana literature was transnational, the book considers Creole-based works which appeared in Paris as well as those published locally.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Microphone Fiends

Microphone Fiends

Bob Kaufman, Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness (New York: New Directions, 1965), p. 12. Mike Davis, City of Quartz (London and New York: Verso), 1991. Frantz Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth (New York: Grove Press, 1968), pp. 225, 243.

Author: Tricia Rose

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135208417

Category: Art

Page: 288

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Microphone Fiends, a collection of original essays and interviews, brings together some of the best known scholars, critics, journalists and performers to focus on the contemporary scene. It includes theoretical discussions of musical history along with social commentaries about genres like disco, metal and rap music, and case histories of specific movements like the Riot Grrls, funk clubbing in Rio de Janeiro, and the British rave scene.
Categories: Art

PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture

PostNegritude Visual and Literary Culture

Bob Kaufman , " Benediction " in Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness ( New York : New Directions , 1965 ) , p . 9 . 44. Ibid . 45. Jeffrey Dahmer was a serial killer who ate his dead black male victims .

Author: Mark A. Reid

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791433013

Category: Social Science

Page: 146

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In the 1960s and 1970s, the civil rights movement and other national and cultural movements fractured dominant paradigms of American identity and demanded a reformulation of American values and norms. This book borrows the moral, ethical, and political purposes of these movements to show how film, literature, photography, and television news broadcasts construct essentialist myths about race, gender, sexuality, and nation. It also examines how some visual and literary works and public reactions challenge these essentialist myths by exploring racial, sexual, and national anxieties.
Categories: Social Science

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature I M

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Multiethnic American Literature  I   M

This poem was included in Kaufman's first volume of poetry , Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness ( 1965 ) , which his wife , Eileen , collected and submitted for publication . This volume also included " Bagel Shop Jazz , " which was ...

Author: Nelson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 031333062X

Category: American literature

Page: 2483

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Alphabetically arranged entries in five chronological volumes focus on individual authors, works, and topics related to multiethnic American literature.
Categories: American literature

Blows Like a Horn

Blows Like a Horn

... in the Transformation of U.S. Culture Preston Whaley. BOB KAUFMAN SOLITUDES CROWDED WITH LONELINESS The evocative book cover on Bob Kaufman's Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness , 1959 . ruth weiss , hip publicity photo , 1960 . A.

Author: Preston Whaley

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674045122

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 283

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Reopening the canons of the Beat Generation, Blows Like a Horn traces the creative counterculture movement as it cooked in the heat of Bay Area streets and exploded into spectacles, such as the scandal of the Howl trial and the pop culture joke of beatnik caricatures. Preston Whaley shows Beat artists riding the glossy exteriors of late modernism like a wave. Participants such as Lawrence Lipton, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, and at great personal cost, even Jack Kerouac, defied the traditional pride of avant-garde anonymity. They were ambitious to change the culture and used mass-mediated scandal, fame, and distortion to attract knowing consumers to their poetry and prose. Blows Like a Horn follows the Beats as they tweaked the volume of excluded American voices. It watches vernacular energies marching through Beat texts on their migration from shadowy urban corners and rural backwoods to a fertile, new hyper-reality, where they warped into stereotypes. Some audiences were fooled. Others discovered truths and were changed. Mirroring the music of the era, the book breaks new ground in showing how jazz, much more than an ambient soundtrack, shaped the very structures of Beat art and social life. Jazz, an American hybrid--shot through with an earned-in-the-woodshed, African American style of spontaneous intelligence--also gave Beat poetry its velocity and charisma. Blows Like a Horn plumbs the actions and the art of celebrated and arcane Beat writers, from Allen Ginsberg to ruth weiss. The poetry, the music, the style--all of these helped transform U.S. culture in ways that are still with us. Table of Contents: Introduction: Opening Measures 1. Horn of Fame 2. On the Brink 3. Celluloid Beatniks 4. Ready for Breakfast 5. Howl of Love Conclusion: The Horn Keeps Blowing Notes Credits Index Mr. Whaley, in this book, takes an academic approach to a subject that is just now beginning to attract scholarly interest. He thoroughly fleshes out a range of sources that span the artistic spectrum in order to give balance and objectivity to his treatment of American culture during the bebop and beat eras. The 1960s, with the Civil Rights Movement, the advent of hippie culture, and the protests against the Vietnam War, has long garnered attention from scholars, writers, musical historians, and filmmakers alike. In the popular conception of pop culture, the 1950s are often labeled boring or drab by comparison. Preston Whaley's analysis, however, will go a long way toward identifying the cultural movements of the 1940s and 1950s as part of a linear whole, a direct predecessor of the cultural revolution of the late 1960s. --Douglas Brinkley, author of World War II: the Axis Assault, 1939-1942 This book has a nice exuberance and conviction, a consistent vision and a persuasively engaging tone. It has a winsome, masculinist, optimistic, expansive style that is reminiscent of beat literature itself. --Maria Damon, author of The Dark End of the Street: Margins in American Vanguard Poetry Whaley's Blows Like a Horn made me want to read ruth weiss, see The Subterraneans, reread Visions of Cody and well, I already listen to Coltrane and read Howl all the time .. but these are signs to me of a very effective book. Whaley wants to find a new way of talking about the Beats and post-Beat culture, one that doesn't fall into the rhetoric of liberation and resistance that is so common in the analyses of this genre, or to the cultural studies critiques of the beats that have pointed out the movement's appropriation by the hegemonic structures of Western, white, patriarchal, hetero capitalism and left it there. Whaley looks for a hitherto ignored space in Beat culture in which the aspirations, experiments and prejudices of the Beats can be directly related to precisely the kind of struggles that cultural studies itself is engaged in as a field. The Beats may not solve all problems, but they are aware of many of them, to varying degrees. There's a subtle, improvisatory quality to Whaley's writing that mirrors the kind of in situ politics and aesthetics that he's trying to evoke in Beat culture. He moves between high and low, personal and theoretical as the situation needs. He talks to the reader directly. There's a refreshing directness here, a willingness to address fundamental human situations. --Marcus Boon, author of The Road of Excess: A History of Writers on Drugs
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry

The Oxford Anthology of African American Poetry

“African Dream” from Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness by Bob Kaufman. Copyright © 1965 by Bob Kaufman. Reprinted by permission of New Directions Publishing Corporation. “Awe” from The Ancient Rain: Poems 1956–1978 by Bob Kaufman, ...

Author: Arnold Rampersad

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199939732

Category: Poetry

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For over two centuries, black poets have created verse that captures the sorrows, joys, and triumphs of the African-American experience. Reflecting their variety of visions and styles, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry aims to offer nothing less than a definitive literary portrait of a people. Here are poems by writers as different as Paul Laurence Dunbar and W.E.B. Du Bois; Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes; Gwendolyn Brooks and Amiri Baraka; Rita Dove and Harryette Mullen; Yusef Komunyakaa and Nathaniel Mackey. Acclaimed as a biographer and editor, Arnold Rampersad groups these poems as meditations on key issues in black culture, including the idea of Africa; the South; slavery; protest and resistance; the black man, woman, and child; sexuality and love; music and religion; spirituality; death and transcendence. With their often starkly contrasting visions and styles, these poets illuminate some of the more controversial and intimate aspects of the black American experience. Poetry here is not only or mainly a vehicle of protest but also an exploration of the complex and tender subtleties of black culture. One section offers tributes to celebrated leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Malcolm X, but many more reflect the heroism compelled by everyday black life. The variety of poetic forms and language captures the brilliant essence of English as mastered by black Americans dedicated to the art of poetry. Loving and yet also honest and unsparing, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry is for readers who treasure both poetry and the genius of black America.
Categories: Poetry

Beat Generation Writers

Beat Generation Writers

Bob Kaufman : Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness ( New York : New Directions , 1965 ) . 5. References are as follows : Allen Ginsberg , Howl and other Poems ( San Francisco : City Lights Books , 1956 ) ; Jack Kerouac , On The Road ( New ...

Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: Pluto Press

ISBN: 0745306616

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 225

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Focuses on some of the most popular writers of the last forty years. One of the few books to explore the role of women and gender in the Beat movement.
Categories: Literary Criticism

United States

United States

Black poetry yielded collections as diverse as Bob Kaufman's Beat-influenced Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness (1959), Jones/Baraka's fiercely nationalist The Dead Lecturer (1964) in which “BLACK DADA NIHILISMUS” first appeared, ...

Author: A. Robert Lee

Publisher: Universitat de València

ISBN: 9788437084039

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 332

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Aquest estudi analitza un ordre literari canviant: Amèrica com unitat i diversitat, com un ens nacional i transnacional. Els escrits crítics literaris reunits aquí ofereixen una sèrie de perspectives que tracen gran part de la geografia cultural en joc: la narrativa, l'autobiografia, el teatre, etc. Es presenten també un conjunt d'assajos i ressenyes que, amb diverses direccions d'enfocament, posen atenció als fonaments previs a Colón, a una antologia canònica nord-americana de poesia i al que s'ha omès; la narrativa llatina i als principals dramaturgs antics. Inclou entrevistes a creatius i acadèmics com Gerald Vizenor, Frank Chin, Louis Owens, John Cawelti i Rex Burns. La secció de ressenyes final ofereix una sèrie de monografies de rellevant erudició multicultural així com contribucions a l'emergent i ampli mural d'anàlisi.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats

The Cambridge Companion to the Beats

The poetry of Solitudes Crowded With Loneliness (1965), Golden Sardine (1967), and The Ancient Rain: Poems 1956–1978 (1981) gives abundant proof, three volumes of Beat-inflected voice.37 African American life does not always assume the ...

Author: Steven Belletto

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781316885628

Category: Literary Criticism

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The Cambridge Companion to the Beats offers an in-depth overview of one of the most innovative and popular literary periods in America, the Beat era. The Beats were a literary and cultural phenomenon originating in New York City in the 1940s that reached worldwide significance. Although its most well-known figures are Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and William S. Burroughs, the Beat movement radiates out to encompass a rich diversity of figures and texts that merit further study. Consummate innovators, the Beats had a profound effect not only on the direction of American literature, but also on models of socio-political critique that would become more widespread in the 1960s and beyond. Bringing together the most influential Beat scholars writing today, this Companion provides a comprehensive exploration of the Beat movement, asking critical questions about its associated figures and arguing for their importance to postwar American letters.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Notes to Make the Sound Come Right

Notes to Make the Sound Come Right

“Lonely, Woman,” from Pisstained Stairs and the Monkey Man's Wares, by Jayne Cortez. Copyright 1969. Reprinted by permission of the author. ... “Mingus,” from Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness, by Bob Kaufman. Copyright 1965.

Author: T. J. Anderson

Publisher: University of Arkansas Press

ISBN: 9781557287694

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 217

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In “When Malindy Sings” the great African American poet Paul Laurence Dunbar writes about the power of African American music, the “notes to make the sound come right.” In this book T. J. Anderson III, son of the brilliant composer, Thomas Anderson Jr., asserts that jazz became in the twentieth century not only a way of revising old musical forms, such as the spiritual and work song, but also a way of examining the African American social and cultural experience. He traces the growing history of jazz poetry and examines the work of four innovative and critically acclaimed African American poets whose work is informed by a jazz aesthetic: Stephen Jonas (1925?–1970) and the unjustly overlooked Bob Kaufman (1925–1986), who have affinities with Beat poetry; Jayne Cortez (1936– ), whose work is rooted in surrealism; and the difficult and demanding Nathaniel Mackey (1947– ), who has links to the language writers. Each fashioned a significant and vibrant body of work that employs several of the key elements of jazz. Anderson shows that through their use of complex musical and narrative weaves these poets incorporate both the tonal and performative structures of jazz and create work that articulates the African journey. From improvisation to polyrhythm, they crafted a unique poetics that expresses a profound debt to African American culture, one that highlights the crucial connection between music and literary production and links them to such contemporary writers as Michael Harper, Amiri Baraka, and Yusef Komunyakaa, as well as young recording artists—United Future Organization, Us3, and Groove Collection—who have successfully merged hip-hop poetry and jazz.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Utopia and Dissent

Utopia and Dissent

Eileen Kaufman oversaw the production of the first of the planned New Directions books , Solitudes Crowded with Loneliness ( 1965 ) , as well as another chapbook of previously unpublished material for City Lights Press , The Golden ...

Author: Richard Candida-Smith

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520206991

Category: Art

Page: 536

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"The most important study of art in California, particularly in terms of avant-garde activity around mid-century, that I am aware of."--Paul Karlstrom, Smithsonian Institution
Categories: Art