A collection of essays encompassing a wide variety of topics, people, and events that embodied the Jazz Age, both familiar and obscure.
• Written by experts from a variety of fields including history, music, literature, African American studies, and religious studies
• Includes an extensive chronology of the defining moments of the Jazz Age from the worlds of politics, society and culture, the arts, business, and more
Philip Larkin (1922-85) was not only one of the foremost English poets of the twentieth century, but also a notable novelist and a distinguished writer on jazz. He was jazz critic for The Daily Telegraph between 1961 and 1971. Jazz Writings brings together Larkin’s reviews, articles and essays written for The Guardian, The Observer, The New Statesman, and numerous other publications.