Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture

Robert Johnson, Mythmaking, and Contemporary American Culture

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An examination of the culture of myth making by looking at the myths surrounding Robert Johnson and how they were used by various writers and artists.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 157.5 x 231.1 x 25.4mm | 430.92g
  • University of Illinois Press
  • Baltimore, United States
  • English
  • 0252029151
  • 9780252029158
  • 1,389,738

Table of contents

Introduction: Mythologies of Robert Johnson; Robert Johnson as contested space; The invention of the past; The paradox of authenticity; The new cultural politics difference; Virtual Robert Johnson; Conclusion: Robert Johnson, a strange attractor
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Review quote

"Ms. Schroeders's book is aimed at and is important for students of social evolution, societal history, and the creation of myths ... "--VJM's Jazz and Blues Mart, Issue 137 Spring 2005
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