Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson

Can You Hear Me Now?: The Inspiration, Wisdom, and Insight of Michael Eric Dyson

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Seventeen riffs from the inimitable Michael Eric Dyson…on everything from Obama to hip-hop, from gender to leadership--and everything in betweenSee more details below

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Seventeen riffs from the inimitable Michael Eric Dyson…on everything from Obama to hip-hop, from gender to leadership--and everything in between

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President Barack Obama
“Everybody who speaks after Michael Eric Dyson pales in comparison. He is an outstanding scholar and an outstanding author.”

Vanity Fair
“One of the most graceful and lucid intellectuals writing on race and politics today.”

Jay Z
“Michael Eric Dyson . . . is a world-class scholar and the most brilliant interpreter of hip hop culture we have.”

Steven Nadler, Professor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin
“If any one person is continuing W. E. B. Du Bois’s idea of the engaged public intellectual on African-American issues, it’s Michael Eric Dyson.”

Naomi Wolff
“The ideal public intellectual for our time: translator, boundary-breaker, and healer of a war torn culture."

The Boston Phoenix
“The preeminent black intellectual.”

Lawrence Bobo, the W. E. B. Du Bois Professor of the Social Sciences at Harvard University
“Few have carried on the legacy of Du Bois’s public intellectualism as well, or with as much verve . . . as Professor Michael Eric Dyson.”

The Philadelphia Weekly
“Michael Eric Dyson is reshaping what it means to be a public intellectual by becoming the most visible black academic of his time.”

Washington Post
“Such is the genius of Dyson. He flows freely from the profound to the profane, from popular culture to classical literature.”

Publishers Weekly

Having cemented himself as one of the foremost American thinkers on race, Dyson, the author of 16 books on a range of subjects from hip-hop to contemporary politics, compiles his most quotable aphorisms from speeches and articles of the last two decades. The book's topics include Barack Obama, the arts, gender, sports and music, as well as such abstract areas as justice and wisdom. The excerpts range from single sentences (e.g., "Spirituality makes religion behave") to pithy paragraph meditations. Because of the brevity of excerpts, Dyson's pronouncements can seem vague, out of context and even trite; they don't do justice to his typically insightful and complex investigations. However, those familiar with his work may appreciate this compendium for showcasing Dyson's singular ability to draw on sources as disparate as Albert Camus, Oprah Winfrey and Louis Armstrong. (June)

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ISBN-13:
9780465019670
Publisher:
Basic Books
Publication date:
04/26/2011
Edition description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Pages:
316
Sales rank:
1,309,380
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.20(h) x 1.00(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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