By Stanley Crouch
Here's a marvelous new choice of essays at the chic and the ridiculous in modern American tradition and society, by means of some of the most vital and compelling social commentators at paintings today.
"Fearless and fascinating, a virtuoso at bringing the force of typical speech into social feedback, Stanley Crouch transcends our traditional racial divides to write down in behalf of any and each American who will learn him. Always in Pursuit is impossible to resist statement at the American situation simply now."
"Stanley Crouch heads correct towards matters that different writers turn away from; he's virtually scarily fearless. Reading him is like staring at a sharpshooter--when he misses, it provides to the showmanship."
Brash, teasing, belligerent and delicate, Crouch is familiar with what he's speaking approximately and he says what he means. When he writes approximately Duke Ellington or Albert Murray, John Ford or Ralph Ellison, that wisdom and truthfulness make it transparent that you just wouldn't have to believe him to profit from him."
--Robert Pinsky, Poet Laureate
"Stanley Crouch once more proves himself to be a tremendous iconoclast. His phrases prick the pages, upsetting, frustrating, prodding us to question our personal effortless assumptions on race, intercourse, politics, artwork, jazz, heritage, civilization, you-name-it. His pursuit turns into our personal, as we see our international via his daring eyes."
"The essay on O. J. Simpson is likely one of the best and incisive writing from the mountain of observation that that unlucky case has produced. Crouch is still considered one of our such a lot bold social and literary critics."
"Always in Pursuit is every thing i admire in regards to the excellent Stanley Crouch. In his arms the essay turns into a good jazz riff at the page--social remark rightly performed as a novel 'I'. Written by way of a passionately decided believer within the American hazard, this selection of essays is broad ranging, fiercely opinionated, elegantly composed, purposefully challenging. Be prepared."
--Marcia Gillespie, Editor-in-Chief, Ms. Magazine