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Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate UK; Main edition (January 5, 2000)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 086241900X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0862419004
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.5 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (9 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #237,053 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Accessible, intelligent, rhythmic writing which makes poetry seem worthwhile again."  —List


"Some of the funniest and most literate lyrics in all music . . . From deadpan attacks on racism to withering sarcasm about the Great Society; from Chomskian rants to parodies of media shallowness—every line comes coated in a sardonically witty turn of phrase."  —Time Out

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A highly influential and widely admired singer, proto-rapper, jazz pianist, poet, novelist, and socio-political commentator, Gil Scott-Heron remains a unique and major figure in global music. With more than 20 albums to his name, his politically charged output has won him an international following.


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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Alex Honda on January 9, 2009
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NOW AND THEN: THE POEMS OF GIL SCOTT-HERON is a more or less a complete collection of poems to Scott-Heron's most popular works.

Profound, caustic and eye-opening, Scott-Heron takes a honest look at his environment and the world around him (at the time, but still very relevant) and it's definitely reflected in the songs and poems contained in this book.

It's great to have the words to some of the poems that were turned into songs like "B Movie," "Whitey On The Moon," "Lady Day and John Coltrane," "Pieces Of A Man," and of course, "The Revolution Will Not Be Televised."

Highly recommend it especially if you're into street poetry or poetry in general. Or if you rather hear the recorded versions of some of the more famous works I suggest: Small Talk at 125th and Lenox and Pieces of a Man.
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7 of 9 people found the following review helpful By MAXIMILLIAN MUHAMMAD HALL OF FAME on December 2, 2001
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In a Fair World Gil Scott-Heron would Get His Full Props for the way His Mind Works.The Man Covers so Much Here.He Captures so Much&Keeps it straight all the way.this Should Be a Must in any School System&places of Learning Period.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Kimberly Hall on October 1, 2007
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As a social studies and history teacher of teens, I highly recommend letting Gil-Scott Heron address the problems of racism, class and propaganda to your students. My freshmen understood and appreciated "Whitey on the Moon" when we were looking at decisions the federal government made during the Civil Rights years and beyond.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Pamela on July 29, 2001
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If you are an old fan of Gil Scott-Heron, then you will really enjoy this book. It is a wonderful collection of his work.
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By Dee Bell on October 24, 2013
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These words are timeless!! They are as true now as they were back when they were written. Sadly most of the truth tellers have been silenced by Satan the father of lies, whose fate is sealed, but who is determined to wreak as much destruction, death and discord on this earth as he can in the time he has left. Five stars!! Thank you Gil!
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