Play Pretty Blues

Play Pretty Blues Wright s fervent musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison author of Long Drive HomeThe myster

  • Title: Play Pretty Blues
  • Author: Snowden Wright
  • ISBN: 1938126106
  • Page: 161
  • Format: Paperback
  • Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive HomeThe mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voi Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive HomeThe mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth Part researched reconstruction, part vivid imagination, this lyrical novel brings Johnson alive through the voices of his six wives, revealing the husband and son inside the legend.Snowden Wright was born and raised in Mississippi His work has been published at Salon, the Atlantic Online, Esquire Online, and the New York Daily News He lives in New York Get A Copy Kindle Store Online StoresAudibleBarnes NobleWalmart eBooksApple BooksGoogle PlayAbebooksBook DepositoryIndigoAlibrisBetter World BooksIndieBoundLibraries Or buy for Paperback, 212 pages Published November 12th 2013 by Engine Books first published October 21st 2013 More Details ISBN 1938126106 ISBN13 9781938126109 Edition Language English Other Editions 2 All Editions Add a New Edition Combine Less Detail edit details Friend Reviews To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up Reader QA To ask other readers questions about Play Pretty Blues, please sign up

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novel Play Pretty Blues is lyrical, with muscular, robust prose that leaps off the page, and spiritual, channeling the best of an author that clearly understands the subject of his writing With its unique narrative structure, linear and yet difficult to place, peppered with the collective voices of Robert Johnson s wives, the novel flashes back and forth attempting to trace Robert Johnson s journeys as a musician, leading to his untimely death, complete with interactions with whores, Southern gentry, and sketchy juke joint owners On a superficial level, the wives attempt to locate his grave and the discover the circumstances of his death, but the novel really is about the music, its prose as mysterious and indelible, yet affecting and honest as the blues itself My only quibble with this book is that I wanted , of the music and ramshackled houses and their patrons, of the exploration of the Delta Blues, of the voices of the women who loved Robert Johnson However, given the mysteries that surround Robert Johnson, I guess it is rather fitting to have a novel so profound, humane, but which ultimately remains a mystery, as the perfect reflection of a man and his music flag 1 likeLike see review Dec 23, 2013 James Klagge rated it really liked it Shelves music, novels, african american I read it b c it s about Robert Johnson the brilliant but obscure bluesman who died at age 27 in 1938 Rather little is known about his life, with a few events or mythical events taking on legendary status A good set up for a novelistic treatment It is done pretty well and I enjoyed reading it The unique feature as far as I know is that it is told from the first person plural point of view It alleges that Johnson had 6 wives that s what they are called, but perhaps regular girlfriends in I read it b c it s about Robert Johnson the brilliant but obscure bluesman who died at age 27 in 1938 Rather little is known about his life, with a few events or mythical events taking on legendary status A good set up for a novelistic treatment It is done pretty well and I enjoyed reading it The unique feature as far as I know is that it is told from the first person plural point of view It alleges that Johnson had 6 wives that s what they are called, but perhaps regular girlfriends in different places would be accurate The story is told as though by the combined knowledge wisdom of those 6, always using we It is definitely not told from 6 different points of view The individual women are named and characterized along the way, but they don t take on separate personalities They apparently discover each other only in the 1970 s at some sort of blues celebration centered on his life, and piece together an account The author is neither black, nor a woman, nor a musician though he did allegedly grow up in Mississippi , so the details do not seem all that rich or natural But still, a nice job flag Like see review Dec 10, 2016 Kristy B rated it really liked it It was the day of Keith Wakeling s funeral and I had only the day before been speaking to dad about his love of music and of the first song he taught dad on guitar a blues song So the cover title of this book caught my attention It was sort of like a biography of Robert Johnson as spoken by his 6 wives then inserted into this colourful narrative style by Snowden Found out my fave shop is closing down in town flag Like see review Nov 10, 2013 Jaime rated it liked it An intriguing idea for a story told from many voices and a unique point of view flag Like see review Justin rated it it was amazing Nov 22, 2013 Scoutaccount rated it liked it Nov 27, 2013 Leona Sevick rated it it was amazing Nov 12, 2018 Eric Bell rated it really liked it May 24, 2014 Amg rated it really liked it Mar 30, 2015 Ryan rated it liked it Nov 26, 2013 Greg rated it really liked it Apr 07, 2016 DeVer rated it it was ok Jan 18, 2016 Carin rated it really liked it Nov 18, 2018 Parker Wright rated it it was amazing Jan 21, 2019 Guitargrip rated it it 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American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, an Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues, was the 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    Play Pretty Blues The Life of Robert Johnson Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth. Play Pretty Blues Snowden Wright Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home and What You Have Left Like the six strings on legendary Robert Johnson s guitar, the six wives of Johnson sing gloriously and mysteriously in Snowden Wright s Play Pretty Blues. Play Pretty Blues by Snowden Wright Oct , Play Pretty Blues . Rating details Ratings Reviews Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth. Play Pretty Blues IndieBound Wright s fervent, musical prose captures the very essence of the blues Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home The mysteries of blues legend Robert Johnson s life and death long ago became myth. Play Pretty Blues The Life of Robert Johnson Kindle Edition Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home and What You Have Left If you re going to base a novel on the life of Robert Johnson, you d better be able to make your prose sing, and Snowden Wright can. Play Pretty Blues by Snowden Wright NOOK Book eBook Play Pretty Blues is a work of extraordinary imagination and soul Will Allison, author of Long Drive Home and What You Have Left If you re going to base a novel on the life of Robert Johnson, you d better be able to make your prose sing, and Snowden Wright can. Play Pretty Blues The Life of Robert Johnson Book Jan , Play Pretty Blues The Life of Robert Johnson by Snowden Wright I was given this book as a Christmas present I ve just finished it it is a novel with a few twists and turns and I enjoyed it Snowden Wright s first novel give it a try. Play pretty blues a novel of the life of Robert Johnson Add tags for Play pretty blues a novel of the life of Robert Johnson Be the first. REVIEW Play Pretty Blues, by Snowden Wright What we don t know about Mississippi blues legend Robert Johnson could fill a book and that s exactly what Snowden Wright does in his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues The result is Snowden Wright Author of AMERICAN POP and PLAY PRETTY BLUES Snowden Wright is the author of the novels American Pop HarperCollins and Play Pretty Blues Engine Books He has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, and the New York Daily News, among other publications A former Stone Court Writer in Residence, Wright lives in Atlanta, Georgia.

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      Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, an Snowden Wright, born and raised in Mississippi, is the author of the novel American Pop, chosen as an Okra Pick by the Southern Independent Booksellers Alliance and for the Discover Great New Writers program by Barnes Noble A graduate of Dartmouth College and Columbia University and a former Stone Court Writer in Residence, he has written for The Atlantic, Salon, Esquire, The Millions, and the New York Daily News, among other publications, and previously worked as a fiction reader at The New Yorker, Esquire, and The Paris Review Wright was awarded a Tennessee Williams Scholarship to the 2018 Sewanee Writers Conference, and his debut novel, Play Pretty Blues, was the recipient of the 2012 Summer Literary Seminars Graywolf Prize He lives in Atlanta, Georgia

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    1. I ll make a confession right off the bat, I didn t know much about Robert Johnson, the legendary bluesman and guitarist, who supposedly sold his soul to the devil in order to create his sound My musical tastes run from Miley Cyrus to.Miley Cyrus My introduction to him was through this novel Play Pretty Blues is lyrical, with muscular, robust prose that leaps off the page, and spiritual, channeling the best of an author that clearly understands the subject of his writing With its uniqu I ll make [...]


    2. I read it b c it s about Robert Johnson the brilliant but obscure bluesman who died at age 27 in 1938 Rather little is known about his life, with a few events or mythical events taking on legendary status A good set up for a novelistic treatment It is done pretty well and I enjoyed reading it The unique feature as far as I know is that it is told from the first person plural point of view It alleges that Johnson had 6 wives that s what they are called, but perhaps regular girlfriends in I read i [...]


    3. It was the day of Keith Wakeling s funeral and I had only the day before been speaking to dad about his love of music and of the first song he taught dad on guitar a blues song So the cover title of this book caught my attention It was sort of like a biography of Robert Johnson as spoken by his 6 wives then inserted into this colourful narrative style by Snowden Found out my fave shop is closing down in town



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