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Author Lowney, John, 1957- author

Title Jazz internationalism : literary Afro-modernism and the cultural politics of black music / John Lowney
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The New Black Studies Series
New Black studies series.
Contents Cover -- Title -- Copyright -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 "Harlem Jazzing": Claude McKay, Home to Harlem, and Jazz Internationalism -- 2 "Black Man's Verse": The Black Chicago Renaissance and the Popular Front Jazz Poetics of Frank Marshall Davis -- 3 "Do You Sing for a Living?": Ann Petry, The Street, and the Gender Politics of World War II Jazz -- 4 "Cultural Exchange": Cold War Jazz and the Political Aesthetics of Langston Hughes's Long Poems -- 5 "A Silent Beat in Between the Drums": Bebop, Post-Bop, and the Black Beat Poetics of Bob Kaufman -- Conclusion "A New Kind of Music": Paule Marshall, The Fisher King, and the Dissonance of Diaspora -- Notes -- Works Cited -- Index
Summary "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"-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on November 06, 2017)
Subject African Americans -- Music -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Social life and customs -- 20th century.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
Black nationalism -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Jazz in literature.
Modernism (Literature) -- United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017033267
ISBN 0252099931 (electronic book)
9780252099939 (electronic book)