The Resource Playing the changes : from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse, Craig Hansen Werner

Playing the changes : from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse, Craig Hansen Werner

Label
Playing the changes : from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse
Title
Playing the changes
Title remainder
from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse
Statement of responsibility
Craig Hansen Werner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Playing the Changes, Craig Hansen Werner presents a polyrhythmic approach to the continuities and discontinuities of the American literary tradition. He focuses on the relationship between two superficially distinct traditions: European (post)modernism and African American culture in both literary and musical forms. A primary contribution of Playing the Changes is its exploration of different "phrasings" of issues important to highly conscious African American artists from the late nineteenth century (Charles Chesnutt's The Conjure Woman) to the 1990s (Toni Morrison's Jazz)
  • A final sequence highlights the centrality of black music to African American writing, arguing that recognizing blues, gospel, and jazz as theoretically suggestive cultural practices rather than specific musical forms points to what is most distinctive in twentieth-century African American writing: its ability to subvert attempts to limit its engagement with psychological, historical, political, or aesthetic realities
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1952-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Werner, Craig Hansen
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
W38 1994
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Music and literature
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • African Americans in literature
  • African American aesthetics
  • Jazz in literature
Label
Playing the changes : from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse, Craig Hansen Werner
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : (Re)phrasings and the study of African-American literature -- The framing of Charles W. Chesnutt -- Endurance and excavation : Afro-American responses to Faulkner -- The brier patch as (post)modernist myth : Morrison, Barthes, and Tar baby as-is -- On the ends of Afro-modernist autobiography -- Black dialectics : Kennedy, Bullins, Knight, Dumas, Lorde -- Black blues in the city : the voices of Gwendolyn Brooks -- Blues for T.S. Eliot and Langston Hughes : Melvin B. Tolson's Afro-modernist aesthetic -- Bigger's blues : Native son and the articulation of Afro-American modernism -- James Baldwin : politics and the gospel impulse -- Leon Forrest and the AACM : the jazz impulse and the Chicago Renaissance -- The burden and the binding song : August Wilson's neoclassical jazz -- Epilogue : Improvisations toward a new phrasing : West Afrocentrism, meta-funk, and the interiors of Jazz
Control code
ocm29670944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780252021121
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94000711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29670944
Label
Playing the changes : from Afro-modernism to the jazz impulse, Craig Hansen Werner
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 305-315) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction : (Re)phrasings and the study of African-American literature -- The framing of Charles W. Chesnutt -- Endurance and excavation : Afro-American responses to Faulkner -- The brier patch as (post)modernist myth : Morrison, Barthes, and Tar baby as-is -- On the ends of Afro-modernist autobiography -- Black dialectics : Kennedy, Bullins, Knight, Dumas, Lorde -- Black blues in the city : the voices of Gwendolyn Brooks -- Blues for T.S. Eliot and Langston Hughes : Melvin B. Tolson's Afro-modernist aesthetic -- Bigger's blues : Native son and the articulation of Afro-American modernism -- James Baldwin : politics and the gospel impulse -- Leon Forrest and the AACM : the jazz impulse and the Chicago Renaissance -- The burden and the binding song : August Wilson's neoclassical jazz -- Epilogue : Improvisations toward a new phrasing : West Afrocentrism, meta-funk, and the interiors of Jazz
Control code
ocm29670944
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xxvi, 341 pages
Isbn
9780252021121
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
94000711
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)29670944

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