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Jazz country : Ralph Ellison in America

Author: Horace A Porter
Publisher: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001.
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The first book to reassess Ralph Ellison after his death and the posthumous publication of Juneteenth, his second novel, Jazz Country: Ralph Ellison in America explores Ellison's writings and views on American culture through the lens of jazz music.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Porter, Horace A., 1950-
Jazz country.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, ©2001
(DLC) 2001027538
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Horace A Porter
ISBN: 1587294052 9781587294051
OCLC Number: 56109526
Description: 1 online resource ([xv], 168 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Chronology: Ralph Ellison, 1914-1994 --
Jazz States: Ralph Waldo Ellison's Major Chords --
Jazz Essays --
Jazz Icons --
Jazz Trio --
Jazz Underground --
Jazz in Progress --
Jazz Preaching --
Jazz Trumpet No End.
Responsibility: Horace A. Porter.


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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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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