Come Home Charley Patton

Come Home Charley Patton

by Ralph Lemon

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780819573193
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
Publication date: 02/27/2013
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 7.40(w) x 10.30(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

RALPH LEMON is a distinguished dancer, choreographer, writer, and visual artist. He lives in New York City.

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Peggy Phelan

“Come home Charley Patton floats between memoir and dream, history and fable, family and fantasy. Generous, informative, personal and shrewd, this is a compelling self-portrait of Lemon’s art and life, love and grief. Drawings, poems, maps, lyrics, and stories are all choreographed here to stage Lemon’s intoxicating life-dance.”

Daphne Brooks

“Critically-acclaimed choreographer and dancer Ralph Lemon’s new book is a memoir, an experimental art installation, and a rigorous critical study that resonates with power and showcases his gifts as a storyteller and cultural critic. Come home Charley Patton is a poignant and imaginative work that contributes to the growing field of scholarship on African American travel and critical journeys linked to excavating the political and socio-historical past. It is at once mysterious, enigmatic, and provocative.”

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"Critically-acclaimed choreographer and dancer Ralph Lemon's new book is a memoir, an experimental art installation, and a rigorous critical study that resonates with power and showcases his gifts as a storyteller and cultural critic. Come home Charley Patton is a poignant and imaginative work that contributes to the growing field of scholarship on African American travel and critical journeys linked to excavating the political and socio-historical past. It is at once mysterious, enigmatic, and provocative."—Daphne Brooks, professor of English, Princeton University

"Come home Charley Patton floats between memoir and dream, history and fable, family and fantasy. Generous, informative, personal and shrewd, this is a compelling self-portrait of Lemon's art and life, love and grief. Drawings, poems, maps, lyrics, and stories are all choreographed here to stage Lemon's intoxicating life-dance."—Peggy Phelan, professor of drama and English, Stanford University

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