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Space Is the Place : the lives and times of Sun Ra by
Call Number: ML410.S978 S73 1998
Publication Date: 1998-08-22
This definitive biography reveals the life, philosophy, and musical growth of one of the twentieth century's greatest avant-garde musicians. John F. Szwed is Musser Professor of Anthropology, African-American Studies, Music, and American Studies at Yale University. He has written about music for TheVillage Voice, Vibe,the Boston Phoenix, and other publications. He lives in Connecticut.
Space is the Place by
Publication Date: 1995
A chapter from "Dancing in Your Head : Jazz, Blues, Rock, and Beyond"
Sun Ra : interviews & essays by
Call Number: E-book
Publication Date: 2009-10-15
Also available in hard copy at Jennings music library ML410.S978 S86 2010
This Planet Is Doomed by
Call Number: PS3569.U49 T47 2011
Publication Date: 2011-07-11
This book collects the science-fiction poetry of Sun Ra. The author serves up a traumatic torrent of future shock - deeply personal and critical commentary and unsettling advice to the people of Earth, who fail to acknowledge this planet's role in the universe.
The Poetry of Black America by
Call Number: PS591 .N4 A32 1973
Publication Date: 1973-04-01
In 600 poems by 145 authors, this book gives a cross-section of black American poetry writing in the twentieth century.
Black fire; an anthology of Afro-American writing by
Call Number: PS508 .N3 B33 1971
Publication Date: 1968
In essays, poems, short stories and plays, over seventy black writers, among whom are included Stokely Carmichael, Harold Cruse, A.B. Spellman, Sun Ra, and Ed Bullins, search for a definition of the black sensibility.
Leaving Saturn by
Call Number: PS3610.A354 L4 2002
Publication Date: 2002-02-08
The debut collection by Bennington Writing Seminars faculty member Major Jackson includes poems based on Sun Ra’s ideas.
Poetry of Henry Dumas
Fiction writer and poet Henry Dumas was born in Sweet Home, Arkansas, but moved to Harlem when he was 10. Much of Dumas' writing is considered to be a part of the Black Arts Movement At the age of 33, Dumas was shot and killed by a New York City Transit policeman. Circumstances surrounding his death remain unclear.
Jazz and Its Discontents : A Francis Davis Reader by
Publication Date: 2004-03-17
A spirited collection of profiles, reporting, and commentary spanning the cultural scene by one of the finest essayists writing today. See chapters entitled "Hottentot Potentate" and "Sun Ra, Himself" for information about Sun Ra and the Arkestra in the late 1980s.
Experiencing Jazz : A Listener's Companion by
Publication Date: 2013-10-17
In Experiencing Jazz: A Listener's Companion, writer, teacher, and renowned jazz drummer Michael Stephans offers a much-needed survey in the art of listening to and enjoying this dynamic, ever-changing art form.
How sweet the sound : music in the spiritual lives of Americans by
Call Number: ML2911 .S76 2004
Publication Date: 2004-04-30
How Sweet the Sound traces the evolution of sacred music from colonial times to the present, from the Puritans to Sun Ra, and shows how these cultural encounters have produced a rich harvest of song and faith.
Jazz : the basics by
Call Number: ML3506 .M38 2008
Publication Date: 2007-12-19
Jazz: The Basics gives a brief introduction to the history and repertoire of jazz. It is ideal for students and interested listeners who want to learn more about this important musical style. The heart of the book traces jazz's growth from its folk origins through early recordings and New Orleans stars, the big-band and swing era, bebop, cool jazz and third stream, avant-garde, jazz-rock, the neo-conservative movement of the 1980s, and the polystylism of the 1990s.
Afrofuturism : The World of Black Sci-fi and Fantasy Culture by
Publication Date: 2013-10-01
Comprising elements of the avant-garde, science fiction, cutting-edge hip-hop, black comix, and graphic novels, Afrofuturism spans both underground and mainstream pop culture. This book introduces readers to the burgeoning artists creating Afrofuturist works, the history of innovators in the past, and the wide range of subjects they explore. From the sci-fi literature of Samuel Delany, Octavia Butler, and NK Jemisin to the musical cosmos of Sun Ra, George Clinton, and the Black Eyed Peas ...
The Egyptian Book of the Dead by
Call Number: PJ1555.E5 .A73 1967
Publication Date: 1967-06-01
Complete reproduction of Ani's papyrus, finest ever found. Full hieroglyphic text, interlinear transliteration, word-for-word translation, smooth translation.
The Experience of Ancient Egypt by
Publication Date: 2000-03-02
The Experience of Ancient Egypt provides a comprehensive portrait of what we know about ancient Egypt today, examining in detail issues of religion, of beliefs and practices surrounding death, of everyday life and of literature.
Ancient Egypt : A Very Short Introduction by
Publication Date: 2004-10-21
In this absorbing introduction, Ian Shaw, one of the foremost authorities on Ancient Egypt, describes how our current ideas about Egypt are based not only on the thrilling discoveries made by early Egyptologists but also on fascinating new kinds of evidence produced by modern scientific and linguistic analyses.
The Key to Theosophy by
Call Number: BP561 .K4 1972
Publication Date: 1972-01-01
The Key to Theosophy is an 1889 book by Helena Blavatsky, expounding the principles of theosophy in a readable question-and-answer manner. It covers Theosophy and the Theosophical Society, Nature of the Human Being, Life After Death, Reincarnation, Kama-Loka and Devachan, the Human Mind, Practical Theosophy and the Mahatmas. The book is an introduction to Theosophical mysticism and esoteric doctrine.
The Secret History of Hermes Trismegistus by
Publication Date: 2007-05-03
'Perhaps Hermeticism has fascinated so many people precisely because it has made it possible to produce many analogies and relationships to various traditions: to Platonism in its many varieties, to Stoicism, to Gnostic ideas, and even to certain Aristotelian doctrines. The Gnostic, the esoteric, the Platonist, or the deist has each been able to find something familiar in the writings. One just had to have a penchant for remote antiquity, for the idea of a Golden Age, in order for Hermeticism, with its aura of an ancient Egyptian revelation, to have enjoyed such outstanding success.'