Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism / Edition 1

Black Chant: Languages of African-American Postmodernism / Edition 1

by Aldon Lynn Nielsen
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521555264

ISBN-13: 9780521555265

Pub. Date: 01/28/1997

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Black Chant traces the embrace and transformation of black modernisms and postmodernisms by African-American poets in the decades after the Second World War. Centering on groups of avant-garde poets, the study particularly attends to those poets whose radical forms of new writing formed the basis for much of what followed in the Black Arts period. Exploring the…  See more details below

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Black Chant traces the embrace and transformation of black modernisms and postmodernisms by African-American poets in the decades after the Second World War. Centering on groups of avant-garde poets, the study particularly attends to those poets whose radical forms of new writing formed the basis for much of what followed in the Black Arts period. Exploring the farthest reaches of black creative experimentation in words and music, Black Chant yields an invaluable reassessment of African-American cultural history as it has been shaped throughout the era we now call postmodern.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521555265
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Series:
Cambridge Studies in American Literature and Culture Series, #105
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.71(d)

Table of Contents

Part I. The Lining of the Lymn: 1. The Calligraphy of Black Chant; 2. Outlandish; 3. A New York State of Mind; Part II. Slipping into Darkness: 4. Out there a minute: the omniverse of jazz and text; 5. Other planes of there.

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