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ASK YOUR MAMA, 12 moods for jazz

HUGHES, Langston

Published by Knopf, NY, 1961
From Second Life Books, Inc. (Lanesborough, MA, U.S.A.)

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Oblong, 8vo, pp. 93. The text block is printed on pink paper with blue & brown lettering. Author photo by Roy De Carava at back panel. A near fine copy in dj that is a trifle rubbed at the edges. "In language bursting with sound and rhythm-angry, blue, fiercely ironic, funny, and haunting-Langston Hughes has unleashed here a sequence of brilliant jazz poetry that cannot fail to stir even the tone-deaf. These are poems that demand to be read aloud, and whether or not the proper instruments are handy, the description, line by line, of the musical accompanyment which appears beside the verse is so vivid that the music can be imagined. The language is so vivid that the music can be imagined. The language derives its inspiration from the jazz, taking off at moments like a solo instrument, pounding you like bongo drums, moving in free association" (front flap). Bookseller Inventory # 52616

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Title: ASK YOUR MAMA, 12 moods for jazz

Publisher: Knopf, NY

Publication Date: 1961

Edition: First Edition.

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