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The Resource Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing, David Yaffe

Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing, David Yaffe

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Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing
Title
Fascinating rhythm
Title remainder
reading jazz in American writing
Statement of responsibility
David Yaffe
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Language
eng
Summary
How have American writers written about jazz, and how has jazz influenced American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the relationship and interplay between jazz and literature, looking at jazz musicians and the themes literature has garnered from them by appropriating the style, tones, and innovations of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has both been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the development of twentieth-century American literature. Yaffe explores how Jewish novelists such as Norman Mailer, J.D. Salinger, and Philip Roth engaged issues of racial, ethnic, and American authenticity by way of jazz; how Ralph Ellison's descriptions of Louis Armstrong led to a "neoconservative" movement in contemporary jazz; how poets such as Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Frank O'Hara were variously inspired by the music; and how memoirs by Billie Holiday, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis both reinforced and redeemed the red light origins of jazz. The book confronts the current jazz discourse and shows how poets and novelists can be placed in it--often with problematic results. --From publisher's description
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing, David Yaffe
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Fascinating rhythm : reading jazz in American writing, David Yaffe
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7rgjn
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 199-223) and index
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online resource
Carrier category code
cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
White Negroes and native sons : Blacks and Jews in words and music -- Listening to Ellison : transgression and tradition in Ellison's jazz writings -- Stomping the muse : jazz, poetry, and the problematic muse -- Love for sale : hustling the jazz memoir
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1 online resource (ix, 230 pages)
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online
Isbn
9781400826803
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computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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illustrations
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