The Omni-Americans: Black Experience And American Culture (Da Capo Press Paperback)
by Albert Murray
Publication Date: Mar 22, 1990
List Price: $16.00 (store prices may vary)
Page Count: 240
Imprint: Da Capo Press
Publisher: Perseus Books Group
Parent Company: Hachette Livre
The Omni-Americans is a classic collection of wickedly incisive essays, commentaries, and reviews on politics, literature, and music. Provocative and compelling, Albert Murray debunks the "so-called findings and all-too-inclusive extrapolations of social science survey technicians," contending that "human nature is no less complex and fascinating for being encased in dark skin." His claim that blacks have produced "the most complicated culture, and therefore the most complicated sensibility in the western world" is elucidated in a book which, according to Walker Percy, "fits no ideology, resists all abstractions, offends orthodox liberals and conservatives, attacks social scientists and Governor Wallace in the same breath, sees all the faults of the country, and holds out hope in the end."
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