[Item #2499] Conjunctions: 16. Hilton Als, Amiri Baraka, Leroi Jones, Miles Davis, George Eliot, Duke Ellington, Albert Goldman, Barbara Guest, Robert Kelly, George Henry Lewes, Jackie McLean, Walter Mosley, Albert Murray, David Murray, David Nares, Quincy Troupe.

Conjunctions: 16

ISBN: 0679735410
Annandale-on-Hudson, NY: Bard College, 1991. First Softcover Edition. Softcover. This number of the prestigious literary journal is subtitled "The Music Issue," & features many scholarly, critical essays & memoirs relating to this subject by noted writers: An essay, "Memphis to Memphis," on that city's rich musical history by Albert Goldman, biographer of Lenny Bruce & (controversially) Elvis Presley; the memoir "Up Close and Personal: Miles Davis and Me" by Quincy Troupe, author of the now-classic biography of Davis; "The Furies," an early piece by Hilton Als, the New Yorker arts critic; "Two Appreciations: Jackie Mc(Clean) & David Murray" by Amiri Baraka (a/k/a Leroi Jones during the Beat era); "The Influence of Music on the Work of George Eliot as recalled by George Henry Lewes," a prose piece by poet Barbara Guest; the prose-poem "Against Music" by Robert Kelly; a musical memoir-critique, "Me and Satan," by the noted novelist Walter Mosley; an article on Duke Ellington & his milieu by the venerable biographer-critic-novelist Albert Murray (1916-2013), & much more. With front, back cover & spine artwork & an interior portfolio of musically-related artworks ("Tuning Forks") by David Nares; vintage photographs; musical transcriptions; brief notes on contributors; contemporary ads, etc. A fascinating & significant issue melding music & literature in this collectible series. In fine condition with only very minor bumps at corners & edges of front, back covers & spine; one approx. 2" angled crease at lower right corner of front cover. Interior very fine except for tiny crease-fold on upper corner of one leaf (pages 83-84). Fine. [Item #2499]

Price: $25.00