Pen Name: None
Genres: History, Poetry
Born: 1942 in Louisville, Kentucky
Garon lives in Chicago.
Biographical and Professional Information
Paul Garon is an American author, writer, and editor, noted for his meditations on surrealist works, and also a noted scholar on blues as a musical and cultural movement. He was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. Garon and his wife Beth currently own and operate Beasley Books, a bookstore in Chicago. It is a bookstore of rare first editions and collectible books on subjects such as African American studies, labor history, psychiatry / psychoanalysis and one of the largest stocks in the US of scarce and out of print books on jazz and blues. Some of the store's best books are on display at Chicago Rare Book Center, in Evanston, Illinois.
- Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues, DeCapo Press , 1992 - written with Beth Garon
- Blues and The Poetic Spirit, City Lights Publisher, 1996
- The Devils Son-In-Law: The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and His Songs, Charles H. Kerr, 2003
- Whats The Use of Walking When There's A Freight Train Going Your Way, Charles H. Kett, 2006
Titles for Purchase and at Your Library
Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues
Release Date: 1992-03-22
Blues and the Poetic Spirit (Roots of Jazz S)
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances
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