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Crouch, Stanley

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Most widely held works by Stanley Crouch
Jazz by Ken Burns( Visual )

43 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jazz is born in New Orleans at the turn of the century emerging from several forms of music including ragtime, marching bands, work songs, spirituals, creole music, funeral parade music and above all, the blues. Musicians profiled here who advanced early jazz are Buddy Bolden, Jelly Roll Morton, Sidney Bechet, Freddie Keppard, and musicians of the Original Dixieland Jazz Band
Unforgivable blackness the rise and fall of Jack Johnson by Ken Burns( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2010 in English and held by 1,590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Jack Johnson, who was the first African American boxer to win the Heavyweight Champion of the World. Includes his struggles in and out of the ring and his desire to live his life as a free man in race-obsessed America
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch( Book )

11 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and Italian and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century. Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at 34. With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of a social critic, and the narrative skill of a novelist, drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Stanley Crouch recreates Parker's Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story.--From publisher description
Masters of American comics( Book )

12 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,033 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comic strips and comic books were among the most popular and influential forms of mass media in 20th-century America. This fascinating book focuses on fifteen pioneering cartoonists, ranging from Winsor McCay to Chris Ware, who brought this genre to the highest level of artistic expression and who had the greatest impact on the development of the form. Organised chronologically, Masters of 20th-Century American Comics explores the rise of newspaper comic strips and comic books and considers their artistic development throughout the century. Featuring a wide selection of original drawings as well as progressive proofs, vintage printed Sunday pages and comic books themselves, the authors also look at how the art of comics was transformed by artistic innovation as well as by changes in popular taste, economics and printing conventions. First appearing in newspaper Sunday supplements, the comic strip became immediately successful and created the largest audience of any medium of its time. subsequently established the mass popularity of superheroes in the 1940s and 1950s before it matured as a vehicle for independent personal expression in the underground comic books and graphic novels of the 1960s. Artists featured in Masters of 20th-Century American Comics: Winsor McCay 'Little Nemo', Lyonel Feininger 'Kin-der-Kids' and 'Wee Willie Winkie', George Herriman 'Krazy Kat', E.C. Segar 'Thimble Theatre starring Popeye', Frank King 'Gasoline Alley', Chester Gould 'Dick Tracy', Milton Caniff 'Terry and the Pirates', Charles Schulz 'Peanuts', Will Eisner 'The Spirit', Jack Kirby 'Captain America' and 'Fantastic Four', Harvey Kurtzman Mad Magazine, R. Crumb Zap Comix, Art Spiegelman Maus and In the Shadow of No Towers, Gary Panter 'Jimbo', Chris Ware Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth
The all-American skin game, or, The decoy of race : the long and the short of it, 1990-1994 by Stanley Crouch( Book )

9 editions published between 1995 and 1997 in English and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliant collection of speeches, essays, and reviews both long and short, the vigorous intellectual combatant Stanley Crouch gives us refreshing iconoclastic views on race and culture in American society from 1990 to 1994
The artificial white man : essays on authenticity by Stanley Crouch( Book )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Artificial White Man proves the rightness of Tom Wolfe's observation that Stanley Crouch is "the jazz virtuoso of the American essay." This time out, Crouch focuses his attention on issues surrounding the often misdirected American hunger for "authenticity." Though the essays range in topic from segregation in contemporary fiction to the racial politics of filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, they are informed by a singular concern: our increasing difficulty in discerning the real from the counterfeit, the posture from the pose. In contemporary life."--Jacket
Always in pursuit : fresh American perspectives, 1995-1997 by Stanley Crouch( Book )

5 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A collection of essays on the sublime and the ridiculous in contemporary American culture and society."--Jacket
Reconsidering The souls of Black folk by Stanley Crouch( Book )

6 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a reassessment of the classic work on African Americans by W.E.B. DuBois
On the shoulders of giants. an audio & musical journey through the Harlem Renaissance by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar( )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Listen as jazz critic Stanley Crouch describes the Roaring Twenties and Kareeem discusses how jazz influenced his life
Mr. Sammler's planet by Saul Bellow( Book )

13 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 503 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through the eyes of an elderly Polish Jew, a comment on 20-century existence. A former journalist and survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, he lives in New York's upper west side, musing on the loss of tradition, roots, and ideals, and eyeing various family crises with curious but objective eyes
Considering genius : writings on jazz by Stanley Crouch( Book )

3 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Stanley Crouch-MacArthur "Genius" Award recipient, co-founder of Jazz at Lincoln Center, National Book Award nominee, and perennial bull in the china shop of black intelligentsia-has been writing about jazz and jazz artists for more than thirty years. His reputation for controversy is exceeded only by a universal respect for his intellect and passion. As Gary Giddons notes: "Stanley may be the only jazz writer out there with the kind of rhinoceros hide necessary to provoke and outrage and then withstand the fulminations that come back." In Considering Genius, Crouch collects some of his best loved, most influential, and most controversial pieces (published in Jazz Times, The New Yorker, the Village Voice, and elsewhere), together with two new essays. The pieces range from the introspective "Jazz Criticism and Its Effect on the Art Form" to a rollicking debate with Amiri Baraka, to vivid, intimate portraits of the legendary performers Crouch has known."--Publisher's website
Don't the moon look lonesome : a novel in blues and swing by Stanley Crouch( Book )

13 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Carla is a talented jazz singer nearing forty. Maxwell is a renowned tenor saxophonist, the man Carla deeply loves and wants to marry. But Maxwell, who is black, finds himself increasingly at odds with the notion of lifelong togetherness with a white woman, as he yields to group pressure. While they are visiting his parents (whom Carla hopes to win over in her struggle to keep Maxwell in her life), scenes from Carla's past play out against the present, and we begin to appreciate the astonishing arc of her life."--Jacket
One shot Harris : the photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris by Stanley Crouch( Book )

4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The career of noted Afro-American photographer "Teenie Harris" is demonstrated through this collection of his portraits taken mostly in Pittsburgh
He and she by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 308 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wynton Marsalis creates a compelling album that follows the relationship between a man and a woman from childhood through adulthood
A fiddler's tale by Wynton Marsalis( Recording )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in 3 languages and held by 297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ain't no ambulances for no nigguhs tonight by Stanley Crouch( Book )

4 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The all-American skin game, or, The decoy of race by Stanley Crouch( Book )

4 editions published between 1977 and 1997 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this brilliantly acerbic collection of essays--a New York Times Notable Book in 1995--Stanley Crouch confirms that he is one of the most eloquent and unpredictable commentators on race and culture in American society--something already known to anyone who's seen him on 60 Minutes or read his columns in The Village Voice and The New Republic. 288 pp. National media appearances. From the Trade Paperback edition
Kansas City lightning : the rise and times of Charlie Parker by Stanley Crouch( Recording )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kansas City Lightning: The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker is the first installment in the long-awaited portrait of one of the most talented and influential musicians of the twentieth century, from Stanley Crouch, one of the foremost authorities on jazz and culture in America. Throughout his life, Charlie Parker personified the tortured American artist: a revolutionary performer who used his alto saxophone to create a new music known as bebop even as he wrestled with a drug addiction that would lead to his death at the age of thirty-four. Drawing on interviews with peers, collaborators, and family members, Kansas City Lightning re-creates Parker's Depression-era childhood; his early days navigating the Kansas City nightlife, inspired by lions like Lester Young and Count Basie; and on to New York, where he began to transcend the music he had mastered. Crouch reveals an ambitious young man torn between music and drugs, between his domineering mother and his impressionable young wife, whose teenage romance with Charlie lies at the bittersweet heart of this story. With the wisdom of a jazz scholar, the cultural insights of an acclaimed social critic, and the narrative skill of a literary novelist, Stanley Crouch illuminates this American master as never before
Love in vain : a vision of Robert Johnson by Alan Greenberg( Book )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Always in pursuit : fresh American perspectives by Stanley Crouch( Book )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. Whether he is writing on the uniqueness of the American South, the death of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the damage done by the Oklahoma City bombing, Crouch's high-velocity exchange with American culture is conducted with scrupulous allegiance to the truth, even when it hurts'and it usually does. And on the subject of jazz'from Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davis'there is no one more articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his knowledge than Stanley Crouch. Crouch approaches everything in his path with head-on energy, restless intelligence, and a refreshing faith in the collective experiment that is America'and he does so in a virtuosic prose style that is never less than thrilling. From the Trade Paperback edition
 
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Alternative Names
Stanley Crouch American writer

Stanley Crouch Amerikaans muzikant

Stanley Crouch amerikansk musikar

Stanley Crouch amerikansk musiker

Stanley Crouch US-amerikanischer Autor, Musikkritiker und Jazz-Schlagzeuger

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English (180)

Italian (2)

German (1)

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The all-American skin game, or, The decoy of race : the long and the short of it, 1990-1994The artificial white man : essays on authenticityAlways in pursuit : fresh American perspectives, 1995-1997Reconsidering The souls of Black folkMr. Sammler's planetConsidering genius : writings on jazzDon't the moon look lonesome : a novel in blues and swingOne shot Harris : the photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris