9780465094400-0465094406-Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop

ISBN-13: 9780465094400
ISBN-10: 0465094406
Edition: Revised
Author: Bradley, Adam
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Civitas Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780465094400
ISBN-10: 0465094406
Edition: Revised
Author: Bradley, Adam
Publication date: 2017
Publisher: Civitas Books
Format: Paperback 288 pages

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Acknowledged authors Bradley, Adam wrote Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop comprising 288 pages back in 2017. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0465094406 and 9780465094400. Since then Book of Rhymes: The Poetics of Hip Hop textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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The definitive account of rap and hip hop as forms of American poetry
"Bradley is a visionary critic, skillful and wise.... Book of Rhymes is a tour de force, brilliantly renovating hip hop criticism as [lit] rescues the forgotten vanguard of American poetry." --Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Rap may be the most revolutionary development in poetry over the past forty years, yet its originality is hidden in plain sight. Often overshadowed by the beat, bluster, and hype surrounding the music, lyrics are the heart of hip hop. Book of Rhymes explores America's least-understood poets by unpacking their complex craft and according them the respect they deserve as lyricists. Examining the language and techniques of hip hop's most memorable artists, literary scholar Adam Bradley argues that a new world of rhythm and rhyme awaits us if we put aside preconceptions and encounter rap with new ears and new eyes.
Updated to reflect nearly a decade of the genre's evolution, Book of Rhymes remains the definitive work on the poetry of hip hop.
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