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|Born||July 6, 1942|
Louisville, Kentucky, U.S.
|Died||July 26, 2022(aged 80)|
Paul Arthur Garon (July 6, 1942 – July 26, 2022) was 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.
Garon was one of the founding editors of Living Blues magazine in 1970. He once wrote that "blues represents a fusion of music and poetry accomplished at a very high emotional temperature". Amongst his other publications, Garon was the biographer of Peetie Wheatstraw. Later, Garon and his wife Beth operated Beasley Books together, a rare book business in Chicago. He was also a founding partner of the Chicago Rare Book Center, in Evanston, Illinois.
Garon died on July 26, 2022, at the age of 80.
- What's the Use of Walking if There's A Freight Train Going Your Way? Black Hoboes and Their Songs. with Gene Tomko, 2015. ISBN 978-0882863719
- Woman With Guitar: Memphis Minnie's Blues, with Beth Garon, 1992. ISBN 978-0306804601
- Blues and the Poetic Spirit, 2001. ISBN 978-0872863156
- The Forecast Is Hot: Tracts & Other Collective Declarations of the Surrealist Movement in the United States 1966–1976, with Franklin Rosemont and Penelope Rosemont, 1997. ISBN 978-0941194297
- The Devil's Son-In-Law: The Story of Peetie Wheatstraw and His Songs, 2003. ISBN 978-0882862668
- Rana Mozelle: Surrealist Texts, 1978. ISBN 978-0941194051
- The Charles H. Kerr Company Archives 1885–1985: A Century of Socialist and Labor Publishing, 1985. ISBN 978-0882861449
- "White Blues," Race Traitor 4 (1995)
- Prahlad, Anand (January 1, 2006). The Greenwood Encyclopedia of African American Folklore: G-P. Greenwood Press. p. 498. ISBN 9780313330377. Retrieved July 22, 2019 – via Google Books.
- Daniel Leon, "Paul Garon, 1942–2022", Les temps du blues, July 27, 2022. Retrieved July 28, 2022
- "Garon, Paul", The International Encyclopedia of Surrealism, Michael Richardson et al. (eds.), Bloomsbury Publishing, 2019
- Robert Palmer (1981). Deep Blues. Penguin Books. p. 19. ISBN 978-0-14-006223-6.
- Giles Oakley (1997). The Devil's Music. Da Capo Press. pp. 171/3. ISBN 978-0-306-80743-5.
- "RACE TRAITOR – White Blues". Racetraitor.org. Retrieved February 3, 2019.