Beneath the Underdog
Beneath the Underdog
His World as Composed by Mingus
Charles Mingus



A wild, lyrical, and anguished autobiography, in which Charles Mingus pays short shrift to the facts but plunges to the very bottom of his psyche, coming up for air only when it pleases him. He takes the reader through his childhood in Watts, his musical education by the likes of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, and Charlie Parker, and his prodigious appetites--intellectual, culinary, and sexual. The book is a jumble, but a glorious one, by a certified American genius.

Title Beneath the Underdog
Subtitle His World as Composed by Mingus
Author Charles Mingus
Publisher Vintage
Title First Published 03 September 1991
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 384 p.
ISBN-10 0679737618
ISBN-13 9780679737612
Publication Date 03 September 1991
Main content page count 384
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $17.00
 


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