Nelson George “City Kid”

April 4th, 2009

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By his own description Nelson George was kind of a nerd, growing up in the ’60s and ’70s in a Brooklyn housing project. He absorbed soul music and Ernest Hemingway, TV sitcoms and Fitzgerald novels.

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As a young man he wrote concert reviews for Billboard and The Village Voice, and soon had claimed an influential role in African-American arts. His memoir “City Kid” tells the story of how the arts captured first his imagination, then his soul.

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