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Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory

 
 
 
 
Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory
Author: Houston A. Baker Jr.
ISBN 13: 9780226035383
ISBN 10: 226035387
Edition: 1
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1987-02-15
Format: Paperback
Pages: 295
List Price: $29.00
 
 

Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.