Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

by Stanley Crouch


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Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives by Stanley Crouch

  As a cultural and political commentator, Stanley Crouch in unapologetically contentious and delightfully iconoclastic. Whether he is writing on the uniqueness of the American South, the death of Tupak Shakur, the O.J. Simpson verdict, or the damage done by the Oklahoma City bombing, Crouch's high-velocity exchange with American culture is conducted with scrupulous allegiance to the truth, even when it hurtsand it usually does. And on the subject of jazzfrom Sidney Bechet to Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington to Miles Davisthere is no one more articulate, impassioned, and encyclopedic in his knowledge than Stanley Crouch.

   Crouch approaches everything in his path with head-on energy, restless intelligence, and a refreshing faith in the collective experiment that is Americaand he does so in a virtuosic prose style that is never less than thrilling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780375701689
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/28/1999
Pages: 368
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.85(d)

About the Author

Stanley Crouch is a contributing editor to The New Republic, a Sunday columnist for the New York Daily News, and a frequent panelist on The Charlie Rose Show. He is the author of The All-American Skin Game (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award) and Notes of a Hanging Judge. For years a jazz critic and staff writer for the Village Voice, he is Artistic Consultant to Jazz at Lincoln Center. He lives in New York City.

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Guest More than 1 year ago
I think that Stanley Crouch writes well and presents his arguments in a well thoughout manner. I do not think that you have to agree with everything he writes in order to see that he is quite the intellectual. However, what is very much dissappointing about this book is that Crouch appears to personally attack and insult many of those people with whom he disagrees or sees fault with. Why is it neccesary to give the impression of presonally attacking or insulting someone simply because you do not agree with them?