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The Resource The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism, Walton M. Muyumba

The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism, Walton M. Muyumba

Label
The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism
Title
The shadow and the act
Title remainder
black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism
Statement of responsibility
Walton M. Muyumba
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their thinking, and, as The Shadow and the Act reveals, they drew on their insights into the creative process of improvisation to analyze race and politics in the civil rights era. In this inspired study, Walton M. Muyumba situates them as a jazz trio, demonstrating how Ellison, Baraka, and Baldwin's individual works form a series of calls and responses with each other. Muyumba connects their writings on
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Muyumba, Walton M
Dewey number
  • 810.9/3578
  • 810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
M89 2009eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • American literature
  • Jazz in literature
  • Jazz
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Baldwin, James
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • American literature
  • Improvisation (Music)
  • Jazz
  • Jazz in literature
  • Jazz
  • Improvisation
  • Intellektuelle Anschauung
Label
The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism, Walton M. Muyumba
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Vamping 'til ready -- Three ways of looking at a yardbird : Charlie Parker and the theorization of jazz improvisation in the work of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Black is, black ain't : violence, black masculinity, and the novel as democratic symbol -- Cutting session : Baldwin as prizefighting intellectual, Baldwin as improvising intellectual -- Improvising over the changes : improvisation as intellectual and aesthetic practice in the transitional poems of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Coda
Control code
434595849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226554259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40016797481
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
223981
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595849
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism, Walton M. Muyumba
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 189-196) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Vamping 'til ready -- Three ways of looking at a yardbird : Charlie Parker and the theorization of jazz improvisation in the work of Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Black is, black ain't : violence, black masculinity, and the novel as democratic symbol -- Cutting session : Baldwin as prizefighting intellectual, Baldwin as improvising intellectual -- Improvising over the changes : improvisation as intellectual and aesthetic practice in the transitional poems of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka -- Coda
Control code
434595849
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 216 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780226554259
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
40016797481
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
223981
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)434595849
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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