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  • The Magic Keysby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 13.00

    The Magic Keys  winningly evokes the coming to maturity of one of the great characters in contemporary American literature: Scooter, the central protagonist of Albert Murray’ s highly acclaimed autobiographical novels  Train Whistle Guitar ,  The Spyglass Tree , and  The Seven League Boots . Growing up brilliant and curious in Alabama, Scooter was... more...

  • South to a Very Old Placeby Albert Murray

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2012; US$ 15.00

    The highly acclaimed novelist and biographer Albert Murray tells his classic memoir of growing up in Alabama during the 1920s and 1930s in  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... 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

    By “our premier writer about jazz and the blues...and a fictional tale spinner in the grand Southern tradition” ( 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.... 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...

  • Stomping the Bluesby Albert Murray; Paul Devlin

    University of Minnesota Press 2017; Not Available

    In this classic work of American music writing, renowned critic Albert Murray argues beautifully and authoritatively that “the blues as such are synonymous with low spirits. Not only is its express purpose to make people feel good, which is to say in high spirits, but in the process of doing so it is actually expected to generate a disposition that... 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...

  • 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...