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Product Description: Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century. Readers will find in this unique and stimulating anthology new essays, and a few classics, by widely known and respected music writers, critics, and recording artists who weigh in on their careers and experiences in the Detroit music scene, from rock to jazz and everything in between...read more
By Lars Bjorn (contributor), Jim Gallert (contributor), M. L. Liebler (editor), Dave Marsh (foreword by) and Al Young (contributor)

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9780814341223 | Painted Turtle, September 6, 2016, cover price $34.99 | About this edition: Heaven Was Detroit: From Jazz to Hip Hop and Beyond is the first of its kind to capture the full spectrum of Detroit popular music from the early 1900s to the twenty-first century.

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Product Description: This title gives authoritative coverage of 225 ethnic writers. It not only includes the classics of African American, Asian American, Hispanic/Latino, Jewish American, and Native American novels, short stories, plays, and poetry but many new voices as well in clearly written essays...read more

Hardcover:

9781587654626 | Revised edition (Salem Pr Inc, September 5, 2008), cover price $217.00 | About this edition: This title gives authoritative coverage of 225 ethnic writers.

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Product Description: The jazz greats, as photographed on stage and behind the scenes Jazz Idiom showcases the intimate photography of Charles L. Robinson. A friend to many of the jazz musicians photographed, he often caught them in moments of candor: Charles Mingus, goateed and pensive, hunched over a Steinway, phrases dancing in his head...read more

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9781597140959 | Heyday Books, September 1, 2008, cover price $21.95 | About this edition: The jazz greats, as photographed on stage and behind the scenes Jazz Idiom showcases the intimate photography of Charles L.

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Product Description: Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a poetic form, California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues and drawn inspiration from the blues.Something About the Blues uses the blues as a theme throughout 100 new and previously-published poems...read more

Hardcover:

9781402210648 | 1 har/cdr edition (Sourcebooks Mediafusion, November 1, 2007), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Like Harlem renaissance poet Langston Hughes, who first popularized the blues as a poetic form, California Poet Laureate Al Young has written about the blues, played the blues and drawn inspiration from the blues.

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Product Description: Poetry. African American Studies. Available again. California Poet Laureate, Al Young is also a novelist and essayist. He is the recipient of NEA, Guggenheim and Fulbright Fellowships, as well as the PEN/Library of Congress Award for Short Fiction and the PEN/USA Award for Non-Fiction...read more

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9781427601148 | Loverletter Editons, January 1, 2006, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: Poetry.
9780887393730 | Creative Arts Book Co, April 1, 2001, cover price $15.00

The Literature of California is a landmark publication—unmatched by any existing collection and distinguished by its breadth, variety of sources, and historical sweep. The editors have been refreshingly inclusive and imaginative in their selection: some of the writers are internationally known, others are anthologized here for the first time. The richness of material, ranging from Native American origin myths to Hollywood novels dissecting the American Dream; from the familiar voices of John Steinbeck, Jack London, and William Saroyan to the less-well-known narratives of Maria Amparo Ruiz de Burton, Josephine Miles, and Jade Snow Wong—all of it captures the spirit and scope of the state itself.This first volume of the comprehensive two-volume anthology is divided into four parts. The first includes stories, legends, and songs of the indigenous tribes. The second section comprises letters, diaries, reports, and travel narratives that trace a century of exploration, discovery, and conquest. Part III includes Mother Lode tales by Mark Twain and Bret Harte, the first signs of California poetry, the rise of narrative by California women, the nature writing of John Muir and Mary Austin, and some of the earliest prose from writers of Asian background, as well as the maturing fiction of Jack London and Frank Norris. Part IV traces the period between the World Wars, when California literature came fully into its own.A lively introduction contextualizes each section, and concise biographical material is included for each writer. Volume Two, to be published in 2007, concentrates on the second half of the twentieth-century, during which California became one of the most active literary regions in the world. A colossal contribution to the culture of the state, The Literature of California broadens our sense of this region's richness, both past and present, offering new ways of perceiving history, community, and oneself.
By Jack Hicks (editor), James D. Houston (editor), Maxine Hong Kingston (editor) and Al Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9780520215245 | Univ of California Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $85.00 | About this edition: The Literature of California is a landmark publication—unmatched by any existing collection and distinguished by its breadth, variety of sources, and historical sweep.

Paperback:

9780520222120 | Univ of California Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $34.95 | About this edition: The Literature of California is a landmark publication―unmatched by any existing collection and distinguished by its breadth, variety of sources, and historical sweep.
9789990111156 | Univ of California Pr, December 1, 2000, cover price $0.02

Presents a collection of modern verse from great poets of the twentieth century, including Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, and Langston Hughes.
By Erica Jong (editor), Rebekah Presson (editor) and Al Young (editor)

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9781568266947 | Rhino Records, April 1, 1997, cover price $39.98 | About this edition: Presents a collection of modern verse from great poets of the twentieth century, including Robert Frost, Walt Whitman, Dylan Thomas, Maya Angelou, Sylvia Plath, and Langston Hughes.

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Product Description: From the unpredictable author of Seduction by Light, Drowning in the Sea of Love, and Heaven comes this stunning new chapbook packed with unfashionable passion - sexual and social. Adventurous readers weary of the gridlock and stale exhaust of poetry a la mode will enjoy cruising Al Young's backroads and blue highways...read more

Paperback:

9780887391187 | Creative Arts Book Co, September 1, 1996, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: From the unpredictable author of Seduction by Light, Drowning in the Sea of Love, and Heaven comes this stunning new chapbook packed with unfashionable passion - sexual and social.

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Product Description: Young, Black, University of California educated, and dangerously back in love, Angelina Green is forced to make choices—intimate, political, and spiritual—as she struggles to bring coherence and direction to her zigzag, roller-coaster Berkeley life.

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9780520207127 | Reprint edition (Univ of California Pr, September 1, 1996), cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Young, Black, University of California educated, and dangerously back in love, Angelina Green is forced to make choices—intimate, political, and spiritual—as she struggles to bring coherence and direction to her zigzag, roller-coaster Berkeley life.

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Product Description: These brief anthologies of ethnic American literature are ideal for ethnic, multicultural and American literature courses. They are designed to introduce undergraduates to the rich but often neglected literary contributions of established and newer ethnic writers to American literature...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)
By Al Young (editor)

Paperback:

9780673990174, titled "African American Literature: A Brief Introduction and Anthology" | Addison-Wesley, July 1, 1995, cover price $81.20 | About this edition: These brief anthologies of ethnic American literature are ideal for ethnic, multicultural and American literature courses.

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Gathers essays inspired by the music and musical memoirs celebrating such jazz greats as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker

Hardcover:

9780880013888 | Ecco Pr, January 1, 1995, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Gathers essays inspired by the music and musical memoirs celebrating such jazz greats as John Coltrane, Miles Davis, and Charlie Parker

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Product Description: Book by Young, Al

Paperback:

9780887391064 | Rep edition (Creative Arts Book Co, June 1, 1994), cover price $5.95 | About this edition: Book by Young, Al

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Product Description: Stories and Poems. Contributors include: Paulette Bates Alden, Jan Bailey, Dinah Berland, Cyrus Cassells, Mary Clark, Shep Clyman, Janet Coleman, Sam Cornish, Russell Susumu Endo, Martín Espada, Carolyn Ferrell, Susan Jane Gilman, Gabrielle Glancy, Michele Glazer, Joshua Henkin, Stephen Henriques, Jane Hirshfield, James D...read more
By Al Young (editor)

Paperback:

9780933277076 | Ploughshares Books, April 1, 1993, cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Stories and Poems.

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Product Description: Book by Young, Al

Hardcover:

9780887390685 | Creative Arts Book Co, September 1, 1992, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: Book by Young, Al

Paperback:

9780887390692 | Creative Arts Book Co, August 1, 1992, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: There is an inscription on all of the first page.

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Two friends of the late jazz musician and composer relate their memories of him as their guide in the flamboyent literary art world of the Eisenhower/Kennedy era, and as an abiding presence in their lives

Hardcover:

9780887390678 | Creative Arts Book Co, July 1, 1989, cover price $14.95 | About this edition: Two friends of the late jazz musician and composer relate their memories of him as their guide in the flamboyant literary art world of the Eisenhower/ Kennedy era, and as an abiding presence in their lives

Paperback:

9780879101497, titled "Mingus/Mingus: Two Memoirs" | Limelight Editions, October 1, 1991, cover price $10.95 | About this edition: Two friends of the late jazz musician and composer relate their memories of him as their guide in the flamboyent literary art world of the Eisenhower/Kennedy era, and as an abiding presence in their lives

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Mamie Franklin, a former actress and a psychic consultant, looks back on her life and the secrets of her past

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9780385299435 | Delta, October 1, 1988, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Mamie Franklin, a former actress and a psychic consultant, looks back on her life and the secrets of her past

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The author shares his memories of Aretha Franklin, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, the Supremes, Hugh Masekela, Bobby McFerrin, Tony Bennett, and Stan Getz

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9780887390241 | Creative Arts Book Co, September 1, 1987, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: The author shares his memories of Aretha Franklin, Woody Herman, Lionel Hampton, the Supremes, Hugh Masekela, Bobby McFerrin, Tony Bennett, and Stan Getz

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Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781556440328 | Amer Audio Prose Library Inc, June 1, 1987, cover price $13.95

Cassette/Spoken Word:

9781556440311 | Amer Audio Prose Library Inc, June 1, 1987, cover price $13.95

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Product Description: Like new used copy
By Ishmael Reed and Al Young (editor)

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9780931676093 | Reed & Cannon Co, January 1, 1987, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Like new used copy

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Loquacious ne'er-do-well and opinionated drifter Sidney J. Prettymoon, meanders around San Francisco, surviving on part-time jobs and easy-touch friends, managing touch relationships with various women, including his ex-wife, and ruminating on the attractions and shortcomings of modern life

Paperback:

9780887390173 | Creative Arts Book Co, September 1, 1986, cover price $8.95 | About this edition: Loquacious ne'er-do-well and opinionated drifter Sidney J.

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Product Description: Book by Young, Al

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9780916870829 | Creative Arts Book Co, October 1, 1984, cover price $7.95 | About this edition: Book by Young, Al

A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative
By Ishmael Reed (editor) and Al Young (editor)

Hardcover:

9780394501598 | Grove Pr, February 1, 1979, cover price $10.00 | About this edition: A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative

Paperback:

9780394170411 | Grove Pr, September 1, 1978, cover price $5.95 | About this edition: A collection of poetry, plays, graphics and short stories that are multicultured, inventive, and imaginative

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By James P. Girard and Al Young (editor)

Paperback:

9780918412010 | Yardbird Pub Co, June 1, 1976, cover price $3.95

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By William Lawson and Al Young (editor)

Paperback:

9780918412027 | Yardbird Pub Co, June 1, 1976, cover price $5.50

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