Black Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

Black Orpheus: Music in African American Fiction from the Harlem Renaissance to Toni Morrison

by Saadi A. Simawe
     
 

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First Published in 2000. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

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Nine original essays examine the Orphic theme in the fiction of such African American writers as Jean Toomer, Langston Hughes, Ntozake Shange, and Alice Walker. Authors discussed depict music as a mystical, shamanistic, and spiritual power that can miraculously transform the realities of the soul and of the world. Contributors are scholars of English, music, women's studies, cultural theory, and black and African studies. Simawe teaches English and African studies at Grinnell College. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780815331230
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
05/12/2000
Series:
Border Crossings Series
Pages:
304
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.81(d)
Lexile:
1420L (what's this?)

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Saadi Simawe is Assistant Professor of English and Africana Studies at Grinnell College, Iowa.

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