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Title The shadow and the act : black intellectual practice, jazz improvisation, and philosophical pragmatism / Walton M. Muyumba.
Publication Info. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, c2009.

Location Call No. Status Notes
 Purdy-Kresge Library  PS 153 .N5 M89 2009    CHECKED IN
Description xi, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography 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.
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Ellison, Ralph -- Criticism and interpretation.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Baraka, Amiri, 1934-2014 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Jazz in literature.
Jazz -- History and criticism.
Improvisation (Music)
ISBN 9780226554235 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780226554242 (pbk. : alk. paper)
0226554236 (cloth : alk. paper)
0226554244 (pbk. : alk. paper)
OCLC # 262429500
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