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Jazz internationalism : literary Afro-modernism and the cultural politics of black music

Author: John Lowney
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
Series: New Black studies series.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Jazz Internationalism offers a bold reconsideration of jazz's influence in Afro-modernist literature. Ranging from the New Negro Renaissance through the social movements of the 1960s, John Lowney articulates nothing less than a new history of Afro-modernist jazz writing. Jazz added immeasurably to the vocabulary for discussing radical internationalism and black modernism in leftist African American literature.  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Lowney, John, 1957- author.
Jazz internationalism
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 2017
(DLC) 2017017753
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: John Lowney
ISBN: 9780252099939 0252099931
OCLC Number: 993624127
Description: 1 online resource.
Contents: A Silent Beat in Between the DrumsBebop, Post-Bop, and the Black Beat Poetics of Bob Kaufma;A New Kind of MusicPaule Marshall, The Fisher King, and the Dissonance of DiasporaNoteWorks Cited
Series Title: New Black studies series.
Responsibility: John Lowney.

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"Jazz Internationalism offers a bold reconsideration of jazz's influence in Afro-modernist literature. Ranging from the New Negro Renaissance through the social movements of the 1960s, John Lowney articulates nothing less than a new history of Afro-modernist jazz writing. Jazz added immeasurably to the vocabulary for discussing radical internationalism and black modernism in leftist African American literature. Lowney examines how Claude McKay, Ann Petry, Langston Hughes, and many other writers employed jazz as both a critical social discourse and mode of artistic expression to explore the possibilities "and challenges "of black internationalism. The result is an expansive understanding of jazz writing sure to spur new debates"--

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