AHA-BUCH

Images of The Apocalypse in African American Blues and Spirituals

Destruction in this Land
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ISBN-13:
9783631681312
Einband:
Buch
Erscheinungsdatum:
13.02.2017
Seiten:
135
Autor:
Malgorzata Ziólek-Sowinska
Gewicht:
284 g
Format:
216x151x16 mm
Serie:
7, New Americanists in Poland
Sprache:
Englisch
Beschreibung:

The Spiritual Dimension of Emergent Blues - Visions of the Apocalypse and Cataclysmic Events in Religious Disaster Songs and the Blues - The Approaching Apocalypse: The Last Judgement and the Book of Revelation in Spirituals and Blues Recorded by Blues Musicians - Images of Death and Heaven in Spirituals and Blues Recorded by Blues Musicians
This book explores the recurrence of Apocalyptic motifs and imagery in blues and spirituals recorded by blues musicians. It looks at the ways in which Black Americans portray Apocalypse ideas about the Last Judgement from the Book of Revelation. It also focuses on how literary themes in spirituals and blues depict the destruction of the world, death, Christian judgement, heaven and catastrophic events in personal lives of African Americans that result in loss. Selected blues lyrics and texts of spirituals show the persistence of these themes. The book was written with a broad potential audience in mind especially among those interested in religion, eschatology, spirituals, blues and African American studies.