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Blues and Roots / Rue and Bluets: A Garland for the Southern Appalachians

Williams, Jonathan

ISBN 10: 0822306360 / ISBN 13: 9780822306368
Published by Duke University Press, 1985
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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SIGNED by Jonathan Williams. Pamphlet for the book along with the resume of Jonathan Williams with "Jargon Society" at the top and "A nest of testamonials" laid in. Jacket has light wear. On the last page, it reads: "Of this edition, 75 copies in slaipcase have been signed and numbered by the author." However, there is no slipcase and it has not been numbered. It is signed. Bookseller Inventory # 0607436

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Title: Blues and Roots / Rue and Bluets: A Garland ...

Publisher: Duke University Press

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition

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Jonathan Williams’s poetry has been described as brilliant, sensuous, lyrical, quirky, suave, vital, joyful, sardonic, melodious, passionate, alive, pyrotechnic. This new, much enlarged edition of Blues and Roots displays all of the above. Williams has tramped the Appalachian Trail for decades, botanizing, jotting down specimens of authentic American speech, graffiti, superstitions, and nostrums—always curious, alert, and affectionately attentive. Blues and Roots focuses on the linguistic horizon of Appalachia in lyrics of wonder and light, of wit and comic incongruity, in found poems of the speech of his mountain neighbors. Publishers Weekly said of the earlier edition, “One of the most beautiful and evocative tributes to the Appalachians and its people yet published.” Blues and Roots is a fine celebration; Wiliams is a joyful ringmaster.

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"Jonathan Williams offers us in every poem a lyric line of suave clarity and highly involved verbal harmony."--Guy Davenport

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