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The Resource A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance, Hanif Abdurraqib

A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance, Hanif Abdurraqib

Label
A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance
Title
A little devil in America
Title remainder
notes in praise of black performance
Statement of responsibility
Hanif Abdurraqib
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"A Little Devil in America is an urgent project that unravels all modes and methods of black performance, in this moment when black performers are coming to terms with their value, reception, and immense impact on America. With sharp insight, humor, and heart, Abdurraqib examines how black performance happens in specific moments in time and space--midcentury Paris, the moon, or a cramped living room in Columbus, Ohio. At the outset of this project, Abdurraqib became fascinated with clips of black minstrel entertainers like William Henry Lane, better known as Master Juba. Knowing there was something more complicated and deep-seated in the history and legacy of minstrelsy, Abdurraqib uncovered questions and tensions that help to reveal how black performance pervades all areas of American society. Abdurraqib's prose is entrancing and fluid as he leads us along the links in his remarkable trains of thought. A Little Devil in America considers, critques, and praises performance in music, sports, writing, comedy, grief, games, and love"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1983-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abdurraqib, Hanif
Dewey number
791.089/96073
Index
index present
LC call number
PN1590.B53
LC item number
A23 2021
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in the performing arts
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • United States
Label
A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance, Hanif Abdurraqib
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1241185349
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781984801197
Lccn
2020023086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Label
A little devil in America : notes in praise of black performance, Hanif Abdurraqib
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
1241185349
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 300 pages
Isbn
9781984801197
Lccn
2020023086
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n

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