April 20th, 2020

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"New Historians claim a freedom similar to that of fiction writers: they are eager to tell "good stories" and enjoy discussing the "poetics" of historiography. Sometimes (especially among those "reflexive anthropologists" who have the writerly gestures of the neohistorians), such laudable intentions generate frame-narratives about how an author came to write a certain "story" – narratives that end up being longer than the historiographic or anthropological texts themselves." Hans Ulrich Gumbrecht, In 1926: Living on the Edge of Times (1997)

Top image: The Woosung Trio, led by Whitey Smith, photographed in 1926.