Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim like Me: African American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition / Edition 1

Get Your Ass in the Water and Swim like Me: African American Narrative Poetry from the Oral Tradition / Edition 1

by Bruce Jackson
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415969972

ISBN-13: 9780415969970

Pub. Date: 02/01/2004

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.  See more details below

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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415969970
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
02/01/2004
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
7.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

The toast world1
Telling and learning toasts3
Functions and themes : violence, sex and the failure of romance12
Pimps and their ladies : insult and reputation21
Badman and trickster : functional outsiders30
Shine and the Titanic : goodbye to Charlie35
Beyond poetry38
The toasts41
Badmen, crime, and jail43
Pimps, whores, and other lovers and friends95
Freaks and supersex145
Signifying and poolshooting monkey161
The Titanic toasts180
Miscellaneous narratives197
Short versus and drinking toasts223

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