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The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism

Autore: Walton M Muyumba
Editore: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edizione/Formato:   Libro : EnglishVedi tutte le edizioni e i formati
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Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a passion for jazz music. It was a decisive influence on their thinking, and, as this book reveals, they drew on their insights into the creative process of improvisation to analyze race and politics in the civil rights era.
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Genere/forma: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Informazioni aggiuntive sul formato: Online version:
Muyumba, Walton M.
Shadow and the act.
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(OCoLC)802298949
Persona incaricata: Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Amiri Baraka; James Baldwin; Amiri Baraka; Ralph Ellison
Tipo materiale: Risorsa internet
Tipo documento: Book, Internet Resource
Tutti gli autori / Collaboratori: Walton M Muyumba
ISBN: 9780226554235 9780226554242 0226554236 0226554244
Numero OCLC: 262429500
Descrizione: xi, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
Contenuti: Introduction: vamping til ready --
Movement I: Three ways of looking at a yardbird: Charlie Parker and the theorization of jazz improvisation in the work of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Le Roi Jones/Amiri Baraka --
Movement II: Black is, black ain't: violence, black masculinity, and the novel as democratic symbol --
Movement III: Cutting session: Baldwin as intellectual prizefighter, Baldwin as improvising intellectual --
Movement IV: Improvising over the changes: improvisation as intellectual and aesthetic practice in the transitional poems of Le Roi Jones/Amiri Baraka --
Coda.
Responsabilità: Walton M. Muyumba.

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