Natural Mysticism: Towards a New Reggae Aesthetic / Edition 1

Natural Mysticism: Towards a New Reggae Aesthetic / Edition 1

by Kwame Dawes, Kwame Dawes
     
 

The first book ever to look in-depth at reggae as an artistic form, Natural Mysticism shows how reggae combines politics, sex, spirituality and art, and offers in depth analyzes of leading reggae artists such as Burning Spear, Lee Scratch Perry and Bob Marley.
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The first book ever to look in-depth at reggae as an artistic form, Natural Mysticism shows how reggae combines politics, sex, spirituality and art, and offers in depth analyzes of leading reggae artists such as Burning Spear, Lee Scratch Perry and Bob Marley.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781900715225
Publisher:
Peepal Tree Press Ltd.
Publication date:
07/01/1999
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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Table of Contents

Preface7
Introduction11
Ch. 1Beautiful Reggae: An Existential Approach21
Ch. 2Reading, Writing and Reggae35
Ch. 3The Reggae Aesthetic and Literary Forms59
Ch. 4The Reggae Aesthetic: An Epistemology of the Subject85
Ch. 5The Reggae Lyric: A Literary Model113
Ch. 6'Stir it Up': The Erotic in Reggae131
Ch. 7Don Drummond: Forerunner151
Ch. 8Burning Spear: Reggae Prophet171
Ch. 9'Jah Music': Marley and Some Reggae Poets199
Ch. 10Lee 'Scratch' Perry: Madman/Prophet/Artist219
Conclusion: Haul and Pull Up239
Footnotes249
Index271

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