Hester, Karlton E. Books

Close Reading of John Donne’s Epigrams
2016
This book is a study of both epigrams as a literary form and also a study of the poetic epigrams written by John Donne. Therefore, it is a contribution both to our understanding of literary genres themselves and, also of particular epigrams written by the great Seventeenth Century poet John Donne.

Melodic and Polyrhythmic Development of John Coltrane's Spontaneous Composition in a Racist Society
1997 0-7734-8574-0
This study posits an essential relationship between the spontaneous compositions of John Coltrane's late period, his musical evolution from his formative years to the end of his career, his spiritual development, and the socioculture in which he lived and created. Because of this interdependence, it proposes that racism in American society had significant negative impact upon the music of this African-American composer and his musical colleagues.