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Author Omry, Keren.

Title Cross-rhythms : jazz aesthetics in African-American literature / Keren Omry.

Publication Info. London ; New York : Continuum, [2008]


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Description 1 online resource (189 pages).
Series Continuum literary studies series
Continuum literary studies.
Note Includes discography (pages 185).
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 178-184) and index.
Contents Blues notes : a discourse of race in the poetry of Langston Hughes, in Their eyes were watching God, by Zora Neale Hurston, and in Corregidora, by Gayl Jones -- Bebop spoken here : performativity in Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Toni Morrison -- Modes of experience : modal jazz and the authority of experience in Ishmael Reed's Mumbo jumbo, Toni Morrison's The bluest eye and Song of Solomon -- Free jazz : postracialism and collectivity in Toni Morrison's 'Recitatif' and Paradise.
Summary Cross-Rhythms investigates the literary uses and effects of blues and jazz in African-American literature of the twentieth century. Texts by James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, Zora Neale Hurston, Gayl Jones, Toni Morrison and Ishmael Reed variously adopt or are consciously informed by a jazz aesthetic; this aesthetic becomes part of a strategy of ethnic identification and provides a medium with which to consider the legacy of trauma in African-American history. These diverse writers are all thoroughly immersed in a socio-cultural context and a literary aesthetic that embodies shift.
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Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Jazz -- Philosophy and aesthetics.
Jazz in literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
American literature. (OCoLC)fst00807113
American literature -- African American authors. (OCoLC)fst00807114
Jazz in literature. (OCoLC)fst00982203
Jazz -- Philosophy and aesthetics. (OCoLC)fst01751455
Jazz <Motiv>.
United States.
Chronological Term 1900 - 1999
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Other Form: Print version: Omry, Keren. Cross-rhythms. London ; New York : Continuum, ©2008 9780826497437 (DLC) 2009275471 (OCoLC)253226214
ISBN 9781441179616 (electronic bk.)
1441179615 (electronic bk.)
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