The Jazz Fiction Anthology

The Jazz Fiction Anthology

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ISBN-13: 9780253221377
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 10/19/2009
Pages: 528
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

Sascha Feinstein is editor of Brilliant Corners: A Journal of Jazz & Literature; The Jazz Poetry Anthology (IUP, 1991) and The Second Set (IUP, 1996) (both with Yusef Komunyakaa); and Ask Me Now: Conversations on Jazz and Literature (IUP, 2007). In 2008, Feinstein was named Pennsylvania's Governor's Awards Artist of the Year.

David Rife is author of Jazz Fiction: A History and Comprehensive Reader's Guide.

Table of Contents

Introduction
1. Don Asher, "The Barrier"
2. James Baldwin, "Sonny's Blues"
3. Toni Cade Bambara, "Medley"
4. Amiri Baraka, "Norman's Date"
5. Amiri Baraka, "The Screamers"
6. Frank London Brown, "Singing Dinah's Song"
7. Michelle Cliff, "A Woman Who Plays Trumpet Is Deported"
8. Wanda Coleman, "Jazz at Twelve"
9. Julio Cortázar, "Bix Beiderbecke"
10. Julio Cortázar, "The Pursuer"
11. Kiki DeLancey, "Swingtime"
12. Ralph Ellison, "A Coupla Scalped Indians"
13. Rudolph Fisher, "Common Meter"
14. Sam Greenlee, "Blues for Little Prez"
15. David Huddle, Tenorman: A Novella
16. Langston Hughes, "The Blues I'm Playing"
17. Langston Hughes, "Old Ghost Revives Atavistic Memories in a Lady of the DAR"
18. Phil Kawana, "Dead Jazz Guys"
19. Yusef Komunyakaa, "Buddy's Monologue"
20. Ellen Jordis Lewis, "Miss Brown to You"
21. William Henry Lewis, "Rossonian Days"
22. John McCluskey, "Lush Life"
23. Bill Moody, "Child's Play"
24. James Reed, "The Shrimp Peel Gig"
25. Josef Škvorecký, "The End of Bull Mácha"
26. Terry Southern, "You're Too Hip, Baby"
27. Julian Street, "The Jazz Baby"
28. Boris Vian, "Round About Close to Midnight"
29. Eudora Welty, "Powerhouse"
30. John Edgar Wideman, "The Silence of Thelonious Monk"
31. Xu Xi, "Jazz Wife"
32. Richard Yates, "A Really Good Jazz Piano"
Authors' Biographies
AcknowledgmentsAmerican Book Review

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author of Living with Jazz - Dan Morgenstern

A superb selection that illuminates the fascinating variety of literary responses to jazz.

author of Four Lives in the Bebop Business - A.B. Spellman

The Jazz Fiction Anthology fills a vast hole in the canon of American literature. Jazz, central to the American vernacular, stimulated writers during the entire course of the 20th century, but no previous anthology of jazz-inspired fiction has assembled under one roof such a culturally varied and historically important group of stories. Here at last is a beautiful, carefully chosen collection, as surprising as the music, as swinging as the rhythms of this age.

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