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

Author: Walton M Muyumba
Publisher: Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Though thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their thinking. This title connects their  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Livres électroniques
Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Muyumba, Walton M.
Shadow and the act.
Chicago ; London : University of Chicago Press, 2009
(DLC) 2008048657
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Imamu Amiri Baraka; James Baldwin; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Walton M Muyumba
OCLC Number: 748903362
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 8 août 2011).
TRAITEMENT SOMMAIRE.
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: 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.
Responsibility: Walton M. Muyumba.

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