Journals Higher Education



Published: 12 October 2015

352 Pages | 20 b/w illustrations

6 x 9 inches

ISBN: 9780823268481

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Who Can Afford to Improvise?

James Baldwin and Black Music, the Lyric and the Listeners

Ed Pavlic

A Fordham University Press Publication

  • First sustained analysis of Baldwin's work in relation to African American musical forms.
  • Author worked extensively from private archives of Baldwin's letters and unpublished writings.