Reverse-Gentrification of the Literary World

Akashic Books

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An excerpt from Artificial Light

Notebook One You would be too: lonely and cold and scared. But the circumstances are new. Out the window, below whose sill I’m crouched, cross-legged, so that only the top of my head’s visible to anyone approaching up the hill, the first few crocus blooms have pierced a blue skin of snow. Spring cannot be […]

An excerpt from Black Music

The reissued collection of jazz essays by Amiri Baraka 1963 Jazz and the White Critic Most jazz critics have been white Americans, but most important jazz musicians have not been. This might seem a simple enough reality to most people, or at least a reality which can be readily explained in terms of the social […]