The Resource My soul looks back : a memoir, Jessica B. Harris

My soul looks back : a memoir, Jessica B. Harris

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My soul looks back : a memoir
Title
My soul looks back
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Jessica B. Harris
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Language
eng
Summary
In this captivating new memoir, award-winning writer Jessica B. Harris recalls a lost era--the vibrant New York City of her youth, where her social circle included Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and other members of the Black intelligentsia. In the Technicolor glow of the early seventies, Jessica B. Harris debated, celebrated, and danced her way from the jazz clubs of the Manhattan's West Side to the restaurants of the Village, living out her buoyant youth alongside the great minds of the day--luminaries like Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison. My Soul Looks Back is her paean to that fascinating social circle and the depth of their shared commitment to activism, intellectual engagement, and each other. Harris paints evocative portraits of her illustrious friends: Baldwin as he read aloud an early draft of If Beale Street Could Talk, Angelou cooking in her California kitchen, and Morrison relaxing at Baldwin's house in Provence. Harris describes her role as theater critic for the New York Amsterdam News and editor at then burgeoning Essence magazine; star-studded parties in the South of France; drinks at Mikell's, a hip West Side club; and the simple joy these extraordinary people took in each other's company. The book is framed by Harris's relationship with Sam Floyd, a fellow professor at Queens College, who introduced her to Baldwin. More than a memoir of friendship and first love My Soul Looks Back is a carefully crafted, intimately understood homage to a bygone era and the people that made it so remarkable
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
641.59/296073
Index
no index present
LC call number
TX649.H348
LC item number
A3 2017
Literary form
non fiction
My soul looks back : a memoir, Jessica B. Harris
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My soul looks back : a memoir, Jessica B. Harris
Publication
Copyright
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Club 81-Sammy and Jimmy -- And the baby made three -- Bantam Sam was the man -- Oh, the people you'll meet! -- Oh, the places you'll go! West side rambles -- Wanderlust: Sonoma, Haiti, and Paris -- Titine and Tabasco -- Soul-full -- Aftermath -- It ain't over 'til it's over
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ocn979994372
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Dimensions
23 cm.
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Edition
First Scribner hardcover edition.
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9781501125928
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2017012143
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)979994372

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