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Nov. 6: Visiting artist Greg Tate
Nov. 6: Visiting artist Greg Tate - Hampshire College
The 50 greatest music books ever
Not a fast or simple read, but a worthwhile one for fans of music and culture. Refer back to the original Flyboy book to whet your palate, and to note and compare the evolution of Tate's voice and his perception of the world and music around him. Take comfort in knowing that there is a Black writer who has no choice but to be real, poised and dignified, denying all pressures to bastardize the class and power of Black arts criticism and literary excellence.
James Baldwin was a uniquely prophetic voice in American letters. Here are the complete texts of his early landmark collections, Notes of a Native Son and Nobody Knows My Name , which established him as an essential intellectual voice of his time, fusing in unique fashion the personal, the literary, and the political. Everything depends on how relentlessly one forces from this experience the last drop, sweet or bitter, it can possibly give.