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Grandt, Jürgen E., 1968-
Shaping words to fit the soul : the southern ritual grounds of Afro-modernism / Jürgen E. Grandt
Columbus : Ohio State University Press, c2009
book jacket
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 4th Floor  PN56.M54 G73 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Modernism (Literature)
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
Subject Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 -- Criticism and interpretation
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation
Jones, Tayari -- Criticism and interpretation
Subject(s) Modernism (Music)
Subject Handy, W. C. (William Christopher), 1873-1958 -- Criticism and interpretation
Allman Brothers Band -- Criticism and interpretation
Physical Description x, 192 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents A life and power far beyond the letter : the Afro-modernism of life and times of Frederick Douglass -- Shaping words to fit the soul : Afro-modernism and the breakdown of communication in Jean Toomer's Cane -- Roll call : Richard Wright's "Long black song" and the betrayal of music -- Blues and the abstract truth : the Southern groove continuum from W.C. Handy to the Allman Brothers Band -- Life and death in the Dirty South : the urban ritual grounds of Tayari Jones -- "The biggest colored show on earth" : Afro-modernism, hip-hop, and postmodern blackness

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