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Swinging the vernacular : jazz and African American modernist literature

Author: Michael Borshuk
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2006.
Series: Studies in African American history and culture.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book looks at the influence of jazz on the development of African American modernist literature over the 20th century, with a particular attention to the social and aesthetic significance of stylistic changes in the music. --Publisher description.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Borshuk
ISBN: 9780415974479 041597447X 0415804000 9780415804004
OCLC Number: 60671751
Description: xi, 252 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Langston Hughes and the first book of jazz --
Thriving on a riff : bebop and Langston Hughes's Montage of a dream deferred --
Riffing on the lower frequencies : dialogism, intertextuality, and bebop in Ralph Ellison's Invisible man --
"Here where Coltrane is" : jazz, cultural memory, and political aesthetics in the poetry of Michael S. Harper --
Albert Murray brings it on home : revisioning black modernism in Train whistle guitar.
Series Title: Studies in African American history and culture.
Responsibility: Michael Borshuk.
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Exploring twentieth-century African American writing in light of critical reconsiderations of American modernism, this book focuses on the poetry of Langston Hughes and Michael S Harper, and the  Read more...

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