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Swinging The Vernacular

Swinging The Vernacular

by Michael Borshuk
     
 

ISBN-10: 041597447X

ISBN-13: 9780415974479

Pub. Date: 10/24/2005

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This book looks at the influence of jazz on the development of African American modernist literature over the 20th century, with a particular attention to the social and aesthetic significance of stylistic changes in the music.

Overview

This book looks at the influence of jazz on the development of African American modernist literature over the 20th century, with a particular attention to the social and aesthetic significance of stylistic changes in the music.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415974479
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
10/24/2005
Series:
Studies in African American History and Culture Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Language of Jazz as American Culture Becomes Modern 1. Langston Hughes and the First Book of Jazz 2. Thriving on a Riff: Bebop and Langston Hughes's Montage of a Dream Deferred 3. Riffing on the Lower Frequencies: Dialogism, Intertextuality, and Bebop in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man 4. "Here Where Coltrane Is": Jazz, Cultural Memory, and Political Aesthetics in the Poetry of Michael S. Harper 5. Albert Murray Brings It On Home: Revisioning Black Modernism in Train Whistle Guitar. Coda.

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