Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

Stanley Crouch


here's a fabulous new choice of essays at the elegant and the ridiculous in modern American tradition and society, via the most very important and compelling social commentators at paintings today.

"Fearless and interesting, a virtuoso at bringing the force of normal speech into social feedback, Stanley Crouch transcends our traditional racial divides to jot down in behalf of any and each American who will learn him.  Always in Pursuit is impossible to resist remark at the American simply now."  
--Alfred Kazin

"Stanley Crouch heads correct towards matters that different writers turn away from; he's nearly scarily fearless.  Reading him is like staring at a sharpshooter--when he misses, it provides to the showmanship."                        
--Pauline Kael

Brash, teasing, belligerent and gentle, Crouch is familiar with what he's conversing approximately and he says what he means.  When he writes approximately Duke Ellington or Albert Murray, John Ford or Ralph Ellison, that wisdom and truthfulness make it transparent that you just wouldn't have to trust him to profit from him."
--Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate

"Stanley Crouch once more proves himself to be an incredible iconoclast.  His phrases prick the pages, frightening, frustrating, prodding us to query our personal effortless assumptions on race, intercourse, politics, artwork, jazz, historical past, civilization, you-name-it.  His pursuit turns into our personal, as we see our global via his daring eyes."
--Linda Chavez

"The essay on O. J. Simpson is without doubt one of the best and incisive writing from the mountain of observation that that unlucky case has produced. Crouch is still one in all our such a lot bold social and literary critics."  
--Gerald Early

"Always in Pursuit is every thing i admire in regards to the incredible Stanley Crouch.  In his palms the essay turns into a good jazz riff at the page--social statement rightly performed as a unique 'I'.  Written via a passionately decided believer within the American risk, this selection of essays is large ranging, fiercely opinionated, elegantly composed, purposefully challenging.  Be prepared."
--Marcia Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine

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