Selected nonfiction writings originally published 1964-2004.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 956-1020) and index.
The omni-Americans -- South to a very old place -- The hero and the blues -- Stomping the blues -- The blue devils of Nada -- From the briarpatch file -- Other writings. "The problem" is not just black and white ; U.S. Negroes and U.S. Jews : no cause for alarm ; "Soul" : thirty-two meanings not in your dictionary ; "Stone" : definition and usage ; Two nations? Only two? ; Bearden in theory and ritual ; Three omni-American artists ; Jazz : notes toward a definition -- Chronology.