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Stanley Crouch
Stanley Crouch

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Stanley Crouch has been a contributing editor to The New Republic, is an editorial columnist for the New York Daily News, and is a frequent panelist on television and radio talk shows. He is the author of Always in Pursuit, The All-American Skin Game (which was nominated for a National Book Critics Circle Award), and Notes of a Hanging Judge. For years a staff writer for the Village Voice, he is artistic consultant to jazz at Lincoln Center. A recipient of a MacArthur fellowship, Crouch lives in New York City. Don't the Moon Look Lonesome is his first novel.

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The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race
The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: eBook, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 4, 2010
Price: $11.99

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The All-American Skin Game, or Decoy of Race
The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 14, 1997
Price: $14.00

In this brilliant collection of speeches, essays, and reviews, Crouch brings his vigorous, combative intellect to bear on everything from gangsta rap and the tribalism of minority politics to feminism and African-American literature. Whether he is comparing the U.S. Constitution to an extended blues improvisation, analyzing the implications of The Bell... Read more >
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Always in Pursuit
Fresh American Perspectives
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 16, 1999
Price: $18.95

Here is a brilliant new collection of essays on the sublime and the ridiculous in contemporary American culture and society, by one of the most important and compelling social commentators at work today.

"Fearless and engaging, a virtuoso at bringing the drive of natural speech into social criticism, Stanley Crouch transcends our... Read more >
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Always in Pursuit
Fresh American Perspectives
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: eBook, 368 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 24, 2010
Price: $15.99

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Don't the Moon Look Lonesome
A Novel in Blues and Swing
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: eBook, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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Don't the Moon Look Lonesome
A Novel in Blues and Swing
Written by Stanley Crouch


Format: Trade Paperback, 576 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: August 10, 2004
Price: $15.95

Stanley Crouch's gloriously bold first novel provides an intimate and epic portrait of America that breaks all the rules in crossing the boundaries of race, sex, and class.

Blonde Carla from South Dakota is a jazz singer who has been around the block. Almost suddenly, she finds herself fighting to hold... Read more >
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