The Black Aesthetic

  title={The Black Aesthetic},
  author={J. Duncan},
  journal={Journal of Research in Music Education},
  pages={195 - 197}
  • J. Duncan
  • Published 1 April 1972
  • Art
  • Journal of Research in Music Education
The Black Aesthetic is a compilation of thirty-three essays by black writers, arranged in five categories: theory, music, poetry, drama, and fiction. The essays are written in the manner of critiques without any type of editorial comment. With the exception of some essays of older writers such as the late W. E. B. DuBois, J. A. Rogers, and Langston Hughes, the essays seem to have been written especially for this book. This is noted in the repetitions of the quotations by the various essayists…