Olio

Olio

Book - 2016
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"With ambitious manipulations of poetic forms, Tyehimba Jess presents the sweat and story behind America's blues, worksongs and church hymns. Part fact, part fiction, Jess's much anticipated second book weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. Olio is an effort to understand how they met, resisted, complicated, co-opted, and sometimes defeated attempts to minstrelize them"--
Publisher: Seattle : Wave Books, [2016]
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781940696225
1940696224
9781940696201
1940696208
Branch Call Number: PS3610.E874 A6 2016
811.6 Jess
Characteristics: 235 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

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This collection weaves sonnet, song, and narrative to examine the lives of mostly unrecorded African American performers directly before and after the Civil War up to World War I. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.

Jess uses the history of African American musicians and performers to illuminate African American history from the Civil War era to World War I. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.

Jess uses the history of African American musicians and performers to illuminate African American history from the Civil War era to World War I. A finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for poetry.


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