The Novel as a Blues Suite
Compares In Our Time to Duke Ellington’s jazz and Argentinean Jorge Luis Borges’s A Universal History of Iniquity (1935), arguing all three use blues styles and themes to emphasize that getting “home” creates the most truthful art.
Literary Imagination: The Review of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics
Crouch, Stanley. “The Novel as a Blues Suite.” Literary Imagination: The Review of the Association of Literary Scholars and Critics 5, no. 1 (Winter 2003): 110-22.