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

Author(s): Muyumba, Walton M
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Subjects: American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
Jazz in literature
Jazz--History and criticism
Improvisation (Music)
Ellison, Ralph--Criticism and interpretation
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987--Criticism and interpretation
Baraka, Amiri, 1934---Criticism and interpretation
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2009
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xi, 216 p. ; 22 cm
Table of Contents: Introduction. Vamping 'til Ready 1
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 LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka 23
Movement II: Black Is, Black Ain't: Violence, Black Masculinity, and the Novel as Democratic Symbol 49
Movement III: Cutting Session: Baldwin as Prizefighting Intellectual, Baldwin as Improvising Intellectual 89
Movement IV: Improvising over the Changes: Improvisation as Intellectual and Aesthetic Practice in the Transitional Poems of LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka 125
Coda 151
Acknowledgments 161
Notes 163
Reference List 189
Index 197
Notes: LCCN: 2008048657
ISBN: 9780226554235 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780226554242 (pbk. : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226554236 (cloth : alk. paper)
ISBN: 0226554244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 189-196) and index
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
OCLC Number: 262429500
ISBN/ISSN: 9780226554235
9780226554242
0226554236
0226554244