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The Resource The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad, edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus

The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad, edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus

Label
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad
Title
The rose & the briar
Title remainder
death, love and liberty in the American ballad
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus
Title variation
Rose and the briar
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The ballad has been part of American history since before the country had a name. In this book, the editors have assembled an astonishing group of writers and artists--novelists, essayists, performers, and critics--to explore the ineffable power of the American ballad. In words and in drawings, the collaborators have tapped the veins of America's most imaginative and expressive form. From "Barbara Allen," one of the earliest, through "The Wreck of the Old 97," to contemporary ballads by Bob Dylan and Bruce Springsteen, The Rose & the Briar presents a rich new patch of art and commentary--like the ballads, no two the same, but all of a piece, about stories, storytellers, and American death, love, and liberty.--Publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
ML3551
LC item number
.R67 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • discographies
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  • Wilentz, Sean
  • Marcus, Greil
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  • Ballads, English
  • Death in music
  • Love songs
  • Liberty
Label
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad, edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discographies, and index
Contents
Barbara Allen / D. Marsh -- The water is wide / A. Powers -- Pretty Polly / R. Sparks -- Music, when soft voices die / S. McCrumb -- Naomie Wise, 1807 / A. Domino -- John Brown's body / S. Vowell -- When you go a courtin' / R. Crumb -- Little maggiea mystery / J.C. Oates -- We did them wrong: the ballad of Frankie and Albert / C. Brown -- The sad song of Delia Green and Cooney Houston / S. Wilentz -- Destiny in my right hand: The wreck of old 97 and Dead man's curve / D. Thomas -- I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / L. Sante -- See Willy fly by and The cuckoo / J. Langford -- Mariachi reverie / P. Berman -- The foggy, foggy dew / J. Rockwell -- Come Sunday / S. Crouch -- El Paso / J. Miller -- Trial of Mary Maguire / E. Ward -- Love, lore, celebrity, and dead babies : Dolly Parton's Down from Dover / E. Weisbard -- Sail away and Louisiana 1927 / S. Erickson -- Dancing with Dylan / W. Lesser -- Nebraska / H. Hampton -- Blackwatertown / P. Muldoon -- Envoi / G. Marcus
Control code
55744543
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780393059540
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004014811
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The rose & the briar : death, love and liberty in the American ballad, edited by Sean Wilentz and Greil Marcus
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references, discographies, and index
Contents
Barbara Allen / D. Marsh -- The water is wide / A. Powers -- Pretty Polly / R. Sparks -- Music, when soft voices die / S. McCrumb -- Naomie Wise, 1807 / A. Domino -- John Brown's body / S. Vowell -- When you go a courtin' / R. Crumb -- Little maggiea mystery / J.C. Oates -- We did them wrong: the ballad of Frankie and Albert / C. Brown -- The sad song of Delia Green and Cooney Houston / S. Wilentz -- Destiny in my right hand: The wreck of old 97 and Dead man's curve / D. Thomas -- I thought I heard Buddy Bolden say / L. Sante -- See Willy fly by and The cuckoo / J. Langford -- Mariachi reverie / P. Berman -- The foggy, foggy dew / J. Rockwell -- Come Sunday / S. Crouch -- El Paso / J. Miller -- Trial of Mary Maguire / E. Ward -- Love, lore, celebrity, and dead babies : Dolly Parton's Down from Dover / E. Weisbard -- Sail away and Louisiana 1927 / S. Erickson -- Dancing with Dylan / W. Lesser -- Nebraska / H. Hampton -- Blackwatertown / P. Muldoon -- Envoi / G. Marcus
Control code
55744543
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
viii, 406 p.
Isbn
9780393059540
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2004014811
Other physical details
ill.

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