Music Out of Dixie

By: Sinclair, Harold

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Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj


[a bit of wear to extremities, otherwise a solid clean book; jacket is edgeworn (especially along right edge of front panel), with some minor chipping at spine ends, a few small scrape marks on spine]. "A novel about a boy, a city and an art, and how the three grew into and out of each other; how each was sometimes the victim, sometimes the victor in a passionate struggle for expression. The city is New Orleans during the second decade of our [20th] century; the boy is a young Negro; the art is jazz." Reviewing the book for The New York Times, novelist Harnett T. Kane wrote that "for the first time, a strong and honest novel has been derived from the rich materials of New Orleans jazz, the gaudy sinks of the late (but not very late) Storyville restricted district, and the teeming life of the city's Negro tenements, bars and honky-tonks." The author had been a trumpet player himself, and states in a rear jacket-panel note that "wherever I was, in Chicago, Texas, or the South, I listened to good jazz when it could be found and to all Negro music."

Title: Music Out of Dixie

Author: Sinclair, Harold

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Daniel Schwartz

Categories: *NEW ARRIVALS,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York/Toronto, Rinehart & Co., Inc.: (c.1952)

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Very Good+ in Very Good dj

Seller ID: 24348

Keywords: New Orleans Jazz Musicians Storyville African American