Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20010516, 20000920
The Pulitzer Prize winning columnist and author of six novels, Jack Fuller, talks about his book, The Best of Jackson Payne, which explores the jazz world of mid-century America through the life of a fictional sax player. The novel, which Fuller structured to echo jazz forms and rhythms, deals with racism, addiction and man’s search for freedom. Fuller also talks about his beginnings as a journalist and how this is reflected in his writing of fiction.
We go to the archives to revisit a program that examines important African-American writers, beginning with the 18th century's Phyllis Wheatley and concluding with former U.S. Poet Laureate Rita Dove. This show also features the late Margaret Walk...
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