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  • The Magic Keysby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    If Gabriel Garc?a M?rquez had chosen to write about Pakistani immigrants in England, he might have produced a novel as beautiful and devastating as Maps for Lost Lovers. Jugnu and Chanda have disappeared. Like thousands of people all over Enland, they were lovers and living together out of wedlock. To Chanda?s family, however, the disgrace was unforgivable.... more...

  • South to a Very Old Placeby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    South to a Very Old Place . Intermingling remembrances of youth with engaging conversation, African-American folklore, and astute cultural criticism, it is at once an intimate personal journey and an incisive social history, informed by "the poet's language, the novelist's sensibility, the essayist's clarity, the jazzman's imagination, the gospel... more...

  • The Blue Devils of Nadaby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    Murray gives readers the redefined essence of his lifetime meditation on the blues as this musical style informs American life. Here are incisive essays on writing, music, and art that go beyond the social-science fiction of Negrohood to describe in no uncertain terms what it means to be American. more...

  • The Spyglass Treeby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    Washington Post Book World ),  The Spyglass Tree  is a deeply affecting novel of elegant, lyrical reminiscence and profound sophistication about a young black man?s advent into the world of academia?an imaginary Alabama college?in the 1930s. Admist the excitement of the world of ideas and adventures with new friends, Scooter sallies into ?the territory... more...

  • The Seven League Bootsby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 16.95

    The break-out novel by an unrecognized master--"a fictional tale spinner in the grand Southern tradition" (Washington Post Book World). Told from the point of view of a young Alabama college graduate in the 1920s, this brilliant novel recounts the exploits of a legendary jazz composer and his band on a tour that becomes a heroic journey "equivalent... more...

  • The Hero And the Bluesby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    In this visionary book, Murray takes an audacious new look at black music and, in the process, succeeds in changing the way one reads literature. Murray's subject is the previously unacknowledged kinship between fiction and the blues. Both, he argues, are virtuoso performances that impart information, wisdom, and moral guidance to their audiences;... more...

  • Trading Twelvesby Ralph Ellison; Albert Murray; John Callahan; John Callahan; Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 15.00

    This absorbing collection of letters spans a decade in the lifelong friendship of two remarkable writers who engaged the subjects of literature, race, and identity with deep clarity and passion. The correspondence begins in 1950 when Ellison is living in New York City, hard at work on his enduring masterpiece, Invisible Man , and Murray is a professor... more...

  • Albert Murray: Collected Essays & Memoirsby Albert Murray; Henry Louis Gates Jr.; Paul Devlin

    Library of America 2016; US$ 40.00

    In his 1970 classic The Omni-Americans , Albert Murray (1916?2013) took aim at protest writers and social scientists who accentuated the ?pathology? of race in American life. Against narratives of marginalization and victimhood, Murray argued that black art and culture, particularly jazz and blues, stand at the very headwaters of the American mainstream,... more...

  • Murray Talks Musicby Albert Murray; Paul Devlin; Gary Giddins; Greg Thomas

    University of Minnesota Press 2016; Not Available

    The year 2016 will mark the centennial of the birth of Albert Murray (1916?2013), who in thirteen books was by turns a lyrical novelist, a keen and iconoclastic social critic, and a formidable interpreter of jazz and blues. Not only did his prizewinning study Stomping the Blues (1976) influence musicians far and wide, it was also a foundational... more...

  • Spirituality and Personhood in Dementiaby Paul Green; Padmaprabha Dalby; Harriet Mowat; Gaynor Hammond; Wendy Shiels; Margaret Goodall; Murray Lloyd; Brian Allen; Malcolm Goldsmith; John Swinton; Clive Baldwin; Julian C. Hughes; Susan McFadden; Albert Jewell; Daphne R D Wallace; Marianne Talbot; Elizabeth MacKinlay; John Killick

    Jessica Kingsley Publishers 2011; US$ 36.95

    Offering an inter-disciplinary approach to spirituality and personhood in dementia care, the contributors to this book are leading practitioners and researchers in the field. They provide both a theoretical structure and a practical understanding of the essential role that spirituality can play in the affirmation of personhood and identity. more...