Cold War, Both, Fourteen discussed on Coffee and Books


Way in which we're kind of in miniature form new putting that into practice. And and i think that's extraordinarily important into certain extent. I felt like the letter. The form of the open letter is is about trying to acknowledge. The intimacy of that gesture intimacy is such an important quality of his music but the open letter right is is both an attempt to to make an intimate appeal but one. That's also collective in opening public. And that i think is part of the genius of of his sound of his music that it's able to convey this extraordinary intimacy but at the same time it has this this largeness of spirit this kind of collective feeling and that's that's kind of the public or the open side of it and so that was again you know if it worked but it was. This wave me. Try to think about what's the floor. What's the kind of written floor that matches how i think about what this sound does with. This artists does with his music. Automates a little bit more about the broader project of the essay in a book or collection of essays as an intellectual as someone navigating a university where you have to write research books of some sort press books you know. Usually to get tenure. Why station credit you decide to to accumulate these essays that you've been writing since two thousand fourteen. Why did you decide that. This was the best sort of former the best way to introduce your ideas to the world to the public. I should say probably you know for clarity's sake right in terms of my scholarship. I'm primarily a literary scholar and someone who works on a literary history in you know in graduate school and in the work. That i'm still doing now. I was mostly interested in focusing on basically sort of problems that i saw or questions that i had about the relationship between politics and aesthetics in black literature in particular in a in a given historical moment that generally referred to as the early cold war..

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