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An American Cakewalk

Ten Syncopators of the Modern World

Zeese Papanikolas


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An American Cakewalk is a lively and entertaining look at a group of Americans in the arts and sciences who, in the years between the Civil War and the 1970s, challenged this country's artistic and social norms through subtle and not-so-subtle syncopations of its cultural givens.

Stanford University Press, 9780804791991, 256pp.

Publication Date: August 26, 2015

About the Author

Zeese Papanikolas lives and works in Oakland, California. He is a former Stegner Fellow and long-time member of the Humanities Department at the San Francisco Art Institute. His writing includes Buried Unsung: Louis Tikas and the Ludlow Massacre (1982), Trickster in the Land of Dreams (1998), and American Silence (2007).