Drifting on a Read: Jazz as a Model for Writing / Edition 1

Drifting on a Read: Jazz as a Model for Writing / Edition 1

by Michael Jarrett
     
 

ISBN-10: 0791440974

ISBN-13: 9780791440971

Pub. Date: 02/28/1999

Publisher: State University of New York Press

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affinity for jazz, hearing the music as a model for writing. Jarrett examines their work and the work of others who have brought jazz into language, pushing "interpretation" into the realm of "invention."

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph

Overview

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affinity for jazz, hearing the music as a model for writing. Jarrett examines their work and the work of others who have brought jazz into language, pushing "interpretation" into the realm of "invention."

For almost a century, writers such as Ralph Ellison, Michael Ondaatje, and Ishmael Reed have expressed an affinity for jazz, hearing the music as a model for writing. Michael Jarrett examines their work and the work of others who have brought jazz into language, pushing “interpretation” into the realm of “invention.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780791440971
Publisher:
State University of New York Press
Publication date:
02/28/1999
Series:
SUNY series, INTERRUPTIONS: Border Testimony(ies) and Critical Discourse/s Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
227
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgments

Cadenza: Jazz as a Model for Writing

1. Satura: Filé (under) Gumbo

2. Obbligato: Required Listening

3. Rapsody : The Counterfeiters

4. Charivari: Conjugal Riffs

Works Cited

Index

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