A strange, moving account of a young French blues fan's relationship with an old, illiterate, alcoholic bluesman, Long Blues in A Minor presents a picture of what blues music looks like from the inside and what America looks like from the outside.
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-04 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
McDonald's. Blockbuster Video. Jiffy Lube. Subway. Franchising has become an ever-present feature of the American landscape. One-third of the U.S. gross domestic product flows through franchises, and one out of every sixteen workers is employed by one. But how did franchising come to play such a dominant role in the
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-03-15 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Winner of the 2004 C. Hugh Holman Award from the Society for the Study of Southern Literature. Seems Like Murder Here offers a revealing new account of the blues tradition. Far from mere laments about lost loves and hard times, the blues emerge in this provocative study as vital responses