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Muyumba, Walton M
The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism / Walton M. Muyumba
Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009
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 4th Floor  PS153.N5 M89 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
Subject Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation
Baraka, Amiri, 1934- -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Jazz in literature
Jazz -- History and criticism
Improvisation (Music)
Physical Description xi, 216 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-196) and index
Contents Introduction: vamping til ready -- Movement I: Three ways of looking at a yardbird: Charlie Parker and the theorization of jazz improvisation in the work of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Le Roi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Movement II: Black is, black ain't: violence, black masculinity, and the novel as democratic symbol -- Movement III: Cutting session: Baldwin as intellectual prizefighter, Baldwin as improvising intellectual -- Movement IV: Improvising over the changes: improvisation as intellectual and aesthetic practice in the transitional poems of Le Roi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Coda

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