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eBook Jazz (G K Hall Large Print Book Series) ePub

by Toni Morrison

  • ISBN: 0816156247
  • Category: United States
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: Toni Morrison
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: G K Hall & Co (May 1, 1993)
  • Pages: 315
  • ePub book: 1360 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1151 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 507

Description

G K Hall Large Print Book Series.

G K Hall Large Print Book Series. By (author) Toni Morrison.

Series: G K Hall Large Print Book Series. Publisher: G K Hall & Co (November 1, 1985). Hardcover: 407 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0816139279. Product Dimensions: . x . inches. Shipping Weight: . pounds. Hardcover: 288 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0816137862. Package Dimensions: . x 2 inches. Hardcover: 400 pages. ISBN-13: 978-0816141937.

Publisher: G K Hall & C.

ISBN-13: 978-0783890128. Daniel Mark Epstein brings Cole and his times to vivid life: his precocious entrance onto the vibrant jazz scene of his hometown, Chicago; the creation of his trio and their rise to fame; the crossover success of such songs as "Straighten Up and Fly Right"; and his years as a pop singer and television star, the first African American to have his own.

Brief History of Time From the Big Bang to Black Holes G K Hall Large Print Book Series Brief Histo.

Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970

Her first novel, The Bluest Eye, was published in 1970. The critically acclaimed Song of Solomon (1977) brought her national attention and won the National Book Critics Circle Award.

Whip Hand (G K Hall Large Print Book Series). Title: Whip Hand (G K Hall Large Print Book Series). Authors: Francis, Dick. Publisher: G K Hall & Co. Binding: Hardcover. Dick francies - shattered - large print - BB242. This is a large print book.

Publisher: G K Hall & Co ISBN 13: 9780816174089.

Ornette Coleman (Jazz Masters Series).

Comments

Azago Azago
I love Toni Morrison, especially her prose. Her art for story telling is incomparable. However, it takes a seasoned reader to keep up with stylizes prose that takes you there artistically, and the story is good. Worth the effort and the time.
Modigas Modigas
I needed this book for a class I am auditing at Thiel College. The book I received was in perfect condition. It is one of the most interesting books I have read recently of any type. It is hard to put down. I highly recommend it, especially for the price.
Stoneshaper Stoneshaper
After having read this novel I can't believe all the negative reviews, most people claiming that the novel was too hard or difficult to follow. I've read 4 of Morrison's books (The Bluest Eye, Song of Solomon, Sula and Beloved) and I'll have to say that enjoyed this one amensely and I pretty much read over a span of three days. It's not a difficult read, nor is it difficult to follow if you've read any of her before or read Hemmingway, Faulkner or Kerouac for that matter. On a second reading of any of Morrison's novels, you always come away with something new, as with any quality piece of literature. So I really don't buy into this idea that Morrison's novels, this one in particular are difficult to read.
This being said, I found this novel to be a great pleasure, a story that's simple enough about a middle-aged married black couple The Traces in "the City" during 1920's the husband Joe Trace has a fling with a young girl named Dorcas Manfred whom he later kills in the middle of party though the girl's Aunt/Guardian doesn't press charges and the wife Violet "Violent" Trace tries to disfigure the dead girl in the casket at her funeral. That's basically it without giving away the novel. There is an almost sensual use of language here that tells the stories behind the story that is common in Morrison's novels that gives Jazz that particular kind of flavor that distinguishes it from Morrison's other works and makes this novel more than a pleasure to read. I highly recommend it!
Glei Glei
I came across a copy in a fantastic 3 rd wave coffee shop in Portsmouth NH. Flipping thru a few pages and I knew "I just had to have it ". I was fortunate to get a used one in great shape. Beautifully produced, highly informative. No, I didn't get a chance to see the film.
Wymefw Wymefw
Arrived Early--Arrived as described, or perhaps better than described__Book Appears like new. I have this item on CD-Rom but there is nothing like a nice warm book at bedtime....
Mamuro Mamuro
The way Morrison writes is kind of in itself like Jazz. it goes up and down from different characters, delving into different stories which at the same time are clearly connected to the main story, all while harmoniously and slowly building to the climax of the plot. Beautiful.
Mallador Mallador
While this is in a trilogy with Beloved, it's thematically related and not connected by plot. Due to my enjoyment of Beloved, I decided to check out this book.

Just like in Beloved, Morrison starts off by describing an event of egregious violence and then proceeds to flesh out the lives of the characters and illuminates what drove them to commit the act. While Beloved is about the abundance of motherly love, this is about the abundance of romantic love. The characters of Joe and Violet end up killing and mutilating a seventeen year old girl, all in the name of jealousy and love.

As the book progresses Morrison shows what happened to their marriage and what drove the characters to make the choices that resulted in the death of Dorcas. The way the narrator told the story was very interesting, because it adopted the tone of different people. Sometimes the narrator was speaking as a neighbor, a shop keeper, a friend, or The City itself. I especially enjoyed the ending section where Morrison herself narrates directly to the reader. Throughout the book I really got a sense of the 1920s Harlem society where the story happened. The language of the book evoked a Jazz arrangement with different character's voices coming out over the undertones of the narrator, almost like a solo. I loved how different sections referred back to other sections, and different scenes gradually fleshed out the entire events.

What i found most interesting about this book was the theme of how racism and slavery divided families and destroyed black American society, which resulted in intraracial violence. I also liked how near the end when Joe was out looking for Dorcas it mixed with an early account of him looking for his Mother in the woods of Virginia showing how his disjointed family created his search for a woman to have an affair with and his inherent anger at her leaving him.

Overall a very interesting book, and it made 1920s Harlem (both the good and bad) come alive. Interested to read Paradise next.
"Jazz," by Ward and Burns. In the foreword, Ken Burns cites essayist Gerald Early's quote that "Two thousand years from now, America will be known for three things: the Constitution, baseball, and jazz." And, so it is. This book is a sparkling, gleaming gem. I am a lifelong vocalist and music afficianado, and I tell you unequivocally that Ward and Burns have condensed the story of our need to explosively express ourselves into a digestible whole...America's venomous racism proved trumped by defiance and the will to be human and grow. It is a fascinating story they tell, and against almost unbelievable odds, jazz emerged as a link to all that is irreducibly real and a means of redemption for our errors. Everyone should read and savor this work; it is a triumph. Adisa Ben Achaki, 2009.