Tuesday, March 16, 2010

In the Stacks

We are working our way through Terry Teachout's valuable Pops. At this point let us make two generous observations. First, the book's greatest strength is that it is aware of Louis Armstrong as a writer -- someone who made an effort to put his thoughts down on paper for others to read. Second, Teachout is a subtle reader of the multiple Armstrong memoirs.

We are left, even without finishing, wishing for more. Those prospects we will lay out as we go further.

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