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Jazz country : Ralph Ellison in America

Author: Horace A Porter
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Using jazz as the key metaphor, Porter refocuses old interpretations of Ellison by placing jazz in the foreground and by emphasizing, especially as revealed in his essays, the power of Ellison's  Read more...

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Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Horace A Porter
ISBN: 0877457778 9780877457770
OCLC Number: 46538671
Description: [xv], 168 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Chronology: Ralph Ellison, 1914-1994 --
Jazz States: Ralph Waldo Ellison's Major Chords --
1. Jazz Essays. Ellison on Charlie Christian, Jimmy Rushing, Mahalia Jackson, and Lester Young --
2. Jazz Icons. Ellison on Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Charlie Parker --
3. Jazz Trio. Ralph Ellison, Romare Bearden, and Albert Murray --
4. Jazz Underground. Invisible Man as Jazz Text --
5. Jazz in Progress. Juneteenth, Ellison's Second Novel --
6. Jazz Preaching. Reverend Hickman and the Battered Silver Trombone --
7. Jazz Trumpet No End. Ellison's Riffs with Irving Howe and Other Critics.
Responsibility: Horace A. Porter.

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"I suspect that the one body of music which expresses the United States - which expresses this continent - is jazz and blues." - Ralph Ellison; "Jazz Country is an appropriate and even inspired entry Read more...

 
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