This is a VG hardcover first edition copy in black cloth boards, silver spine, alas, no DJ. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire
Synopsis : Bass player extraordinaire Charles Mingus, who died in 1979, is one of the essential composers in the history of jazz, and Beneath the Underdog, his celebrated, wild, funny, demonic, anguished, shocking, and profoundly moving memoir, is the greatest autobiography ever written by a jazz musician.
It tells of his God-haunted childhood in Watts during the 1920s and 1930s; his outcast adolescent years; his apprenticeship, not only with jazzmen but also with pimps, hookers, junkies, and hoodlums; and his golden years in New York City with such legendary figures as Duke Ellington, Lionel Hampton, Miles Davis, Charlie Parker, and Dizzy Gillespie. Here is Mingus in his own words, from shabby roadhouses to fabulous estates, from the psychiatric wards of Bellevue to worlds of mysticism and solitude, but for all his travels never straying too far, always returning to music.
“This book is the purest of dynamite. Like the autobiographies of Jelly Roll Morton, Louis Armstrong and Billie Holiday and like A. B. Spellman's Four Lives in the Bebop Business, it says more about the American psyche in general and black survival in particular than the sociologists and psychologists ever can in their stiff, soulless vocabularies.... Somber, comic, disturbing, boastful, confessional, sentimental, contradictory, poetic, irascible, impish...lyrical, nasty, angelic, reflective...expressionistic, picaresque, jive...this is a powerful book.”— Rolling Stone
Review: A wild, lyrical, and anguished autobiography, in which Charles Mingus pays short shrift to the facts but plunges to the very bottom of his psyche, coming up for air only when it pleases him. He takes the reader through his childhood in Watts, his musical education by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker, and his prodigious appetites--intellectual, culinary, and sexual. The book is a jumble, but a glorious one, by a certified American genius.
Titre : Beneath the Underdog
Éditeur : Alfred A. Knopf
Date d'édition : 1971
Reliure : Cloth
Etat du livre : Very Good
Edition : First Edition.
Description du livre Knopf in association with Callaway, New York, 1971. Cloth. État : Good. Etat de la jaquette : Fair. 1st Ed.. 1ST EDITION, 8VO. 366 PAGES. HARD COVER WITH JACKET. THIS BOOK IS IN GOOD CONDITION WITH SOME BUMPING TO CORNERS OF COVERS. DUST JACKET IS IN FAIR CONDITION WITH MODERATE SHELF-WEAR. SOME BUMPING WITH SMALL TEARS/CHIPS ALONG EDGES. BLACK/SILVER COVERS, BLACK/GREY DUST JACKET. Size: 8vo. Hardcover. N° de réf. du libraire 019456
Description du livre Knopf. Hardcover. État : Good. Dust Cover Missing. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. N° de réf. du libraire G0394436229I3N01
Description du livre RANDOM HOUSE. HARDCOVER W/JACKET. État : GOOD CONDITION. 1ST. N° de réf. du libraire IM122061
Description du livre Knopf,, NY:, 1971. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. Edited by Nel King. Stated first edition. Previous owner's book-plate on front endpage, else very good in a very good, price clipped dust jacket. N° de réf. du libraire 34542
Description du livre U.S.A.: Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. vg/vg 1st US print/edition hardcover in mylar protected dust jacket. pretty nice copy; no marks, not remaindered, not exlib, not book club, dj price intact with first edition stated, nap. non-fiction hardcover. N° de réf. du libraire 15633
Description du livre Alfred A. Knopf, New York, 1971. Hard Cover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. First Edition / First Printing. , 366pp, , bound in original black cloth with silver gilt lettering, binding and hinges tight. NO LABELS, INSCRIPTIONS, NOR MARKINGS. With an un-clipped Dust Jacket in a protective mylar covering [dj has a few closed edge tears]. Autobiography of this great black jazz musician and his recollections of Duke Ellington, Hampton, Miles Davis, Charlie "Bird" Parker, Dizzy Gillespie and others. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 006381
Description du livre Knopf, 1971. Hard Cover. État : Fine. Etat de la jaquette : Fine. First Edition. First edition, first printing. A remarkable, fine clean tight copy in fine unclipped dust jacket. The book has bright silver to cover and spine, no markings of any kind. The dust jacket has the original price of 6.95 unclipped and has no chips nor tears, very modest edgewear. A collectible copy, most uncommon in this fine condition. N° de réf. du libraire 001788
Description du livre Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. État : Very Good. N° de réf. du libraire P020394436229
Description du livre Knopf, U.S.A., 1971. Hardcover. État : Very Good. Etat de la jaquette : Very Good. 1st Edition. Stated 1st edition. Clean text with some minimal tanning around page edges, tight binding, light rubbing to edges and corners, in a lightly rubbed dust jacket. Protective sleeve included. N° de réf. du libraire 1636B
Description du livre Knopf, 1971. Hardcover. État : Like New. N° de réf. du libraire P010394436229