By Chris Salewicz
Robert Johnson used to be, in accordance with Eric Clapton, "the most crucial blues singer that ever lived." An itinerant road musician, with a weak point for whisky and ladies, his is a lifetime of natural legend-the guy who offered his soul for the satan, and thereby invented glossy tune. necessary little is understood approximately his 27 years, or the situations of his demise, or even the positioning of his grave is contested. during this mini-biography, acclaimed tune critic Chris Salewicz investigates the reality at the back of the parable, evoking an incisive profile of an enigmatic determine who, with simply 29 songs, replaced renowned song for ever.
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Extra resources for 27: Robert Johnson (The 27 Club, Book 7)
Critical opinion was loath to set all these data aside just because they were not strictly "historical," and so a perception of a separate genre, with slightly more flexible canons of analysis, was born. Spengemann (1980:170-245) has comprehensively reviewed the landmarks in the evolution of autobiography and in formulating a critical approach to the genre (see also Bruss 1976). , American studies, Afro-American studies, women's studies) that otherwise have little by way of a defining, organizing center to them" (Olney 1980:13).
Society, which was responsible for the institutionalized racism that he saw as the source of his problems and against which he was compelled to react. To summarize, the movement among literary critics to treat autobiography as a separate genre has raised the following issues: 1. The "life" account document may take many forms, including, but certainly not limited to, the straightforward historical records. 2. This document need not be subject to traditional standards of historical verification.
Furthermore, attempts to standardize a methodology for the collection and interpretation of such materials by social researchers of various disciplinary traditions have a long and distinguished pedigree (Dollard 1935). There are two major approaches to the use of these data. North American scholars have tended to favor the study of the individual life story as a sociohistorical document, complete and revealing in its own right, and their European counterparts have Page 14 generally focused on collective accounts.
27: Robert Johnson (The 27 Club, Book 7) by Chris Salewicz