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Ralph Ellison: Survival Blues

During my long career, I’ve been lucky to meet many writers. Somewhere in the mid-70’s, for example, I met Peter Matthiessen shortly after I’d read his great non-fiction book The Snow Leopard and used it in one of my classes.  … Continue reading

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A Radio Show on the Blues

“SOMETHING OLD, NEW, BORROWED…BLUE” The blues is America’s most fundamental roots music, still not only the bedrock of most of its popular music—rock, jazz, pop, soul, and more—but continuing to exert an even more powerful influence on world music.  “Something Old, New, … Continue reading

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