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Alan Lomax: The Man Who Recorded the World
John Szwed has written a fascinating biography of Alan Lomax and provides a compelling account of the era's cultural and political climate. Available through Viking Adult on December 30, 2010.


Alan Lomax, Assistant In Charge:

The Library Of Congress Letters, 1935-1945 Edited by Ronald D. Cohen

Alan Lomax worked for the Archive of American Folk Song at the Library of Congress from 1936 to late 1942. These collected letters are a trove of information until now available only at the Library of Congress. Ronald D. Cohen was also the editor of Alan Lomax: Selected Writings 1934-1997.

L'anno più felice della mia vita

L'anno più felice della mia vita
Alan Lomax's photos and diaries of his 1954-55 fieldwork in Italy. Edited and with an Introduction by Goffredo Plastino. Preface, Martin Scorsese. Memoir by Anna L. Wood. Il Saggiatore, 2008.

American Ballads and Folk Songs

American Ballads
and Folk Songs

John A. and Alan Lomax
Dover, 1994 (reissue), paperback. ISBN: 0486282767

The Land Where the Blues Began

The Land Where the Blues Began
Alan Lomax
The New Press, 2002 (reissue), paperback.
ISBN: 978-1-56584-739-2

Our Singing Country

Our Singing Country
John A. and Alan Lomax
Dover, 2000 (reissue), paperback. ISBN: 0486410897

Alan Lomax: Selected Writings

Alan Lomax: Selected Writings, 1934-1997
Ronald Cohen, editor
Routledge, 2003, cloth.
ISBN: 0415938546

The Land Where the Blues Began

La terra del blues
The Land Where the Blues Began in Italian translation, preface by Alessandro Portelli. Il Saggiatore, 2005. (New edition, 2008).

Coming Soon

Mirades / Glances
Alan Lomax's 1952 photographs and journals of the Balearics, edited by Antoni Pizà. Essays by Antoni PizÓ, Judith Cohen, Rosa Vallès, Esperanša Bonet Roig.


Books, both in print and out, are available through Abe Books, Powell’s, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and many local bookstores. The complete Alan Lomax bibliography includes information on all titles and editions.


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