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Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing

Author: David Yaffe
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006.
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How have American writers written about jazz, and how has jazz influenced American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the relationship and interplay between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has both been assimilated into, and deeply  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Yaffe, David, 1973-
Fascinating rhythm.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2006
(DLC) 2005043242
(OCoLC)57675998
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David Yaffe
ISBN: 9781400826803 1400826802
OCLC Number: 355628460
Description: 1 online resource (ix, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: White Negroes and native sons : Blacks and Jews in words and music --
Listening to Ellison : transgression and tradition in Ellison's jazz writings --
Stomping the muse : jazz, poetry, and the problematic muse --
Love for sale : hustling the jazz memoir.
Responsibility: David Yaffe.
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Explores the relationship between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and  Read more...

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