Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives

Stanley Crouch

here's a terrific new selection of essays at the elegant and the ridiculous in modern American tradition and society, via some of the most vital and compelling social commentators at paintings today.

"Fearless and fascinating, a virtuoso at bringing the force of average speech into social feedback, Stanley Crouch transcends our ordinary racial divides to put in writing in behalf of any and each American who will learn him.  Always in Pursuit is impossible to resist observation at the American simply now."  
--Alfred Kazin

"Stanley Crouch heads correct towards matters that different writers draw back 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 smooth, 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 simply should not have to consider him to benefit from him."
--Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate

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

"The essay on O. J. Simpson is one of the best and incisive writing from the mountain of statement that that unlucky case has produced. Crouch continues to be one among our such a lot ambitious social and literary critics."  
--Gerald Early

"Always in Pursuit is every little thing i like concerning the incredible Stanley Crouch.  In his fingers the essay turns into an exceptional jazz riff at the page--social remark rightly performed as a novel 'I'.  Written by way of a passionately decided believer within the American hazard, this choice of essays is extensive ranging, fiercely opinionated, elegantly composed, purposefully challenging.  Be prepared."
--Marcia Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine

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