|Plot Summary of Brother Blue: the portrait series|
|"Lehrer enables Brother Blue (aka Dr. Hugh Morgan Hill, professional storyteller), to present himself -- some of the significant aspects of his personality, and the big events of his life -- in his own words. Blue's stories deal with his family's poverty, with racism, teaching methods, people in wartime, and other subjects, and Lehrer presents them in a variety of type fonts and sizes on the page, so that the stories dance visually as much as in their meaning. Anyone who has seen Blue perform in person knows how magical he is; in this book (and in the Shambhala Lion recording of the same material), he comes personally alive."
David Loftus, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Brother Blue: the portrait series|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 2 ()
- Deep South
- mostly 1st
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
Book makes you feel?
- very happy
Is book humorous?
If humorous, kind of humor
Commentary on society?
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
- More 6-10 B&W
How much dialogue in bio?
- roughly even amounts of descript and dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 0-25% of book
How much is philosophy rather than life story?
- 0-25% of book
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