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Author Tracy, Steven C. (Steven Carl), 1954- author.

Title Hot music, ragmentation, and the bluing of American literature / Steven C. Tracy.

Publication Info. Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, [2015]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    810.9896 TRA    Available
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Description xvi, 537 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 475-495) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Pro cess', pro' cess : shifting the accents on the way in -- Paging Mr. Page : the midnight stage to modernism -- Chicago, Chicago : toddling on the brink -- The tale ragging the dog : fragmentation and ragmentation in the modernist "quarters" -- Folks in New York City ain't like folks down south : the folkloristic writers -- Angels in Harlem : the Harlem renaissance -- Enter stage left : dramatists' blues -- Conclusion -- Appendix 1: Discography and videography -- Appendix 2: Chronology.
Summary Hot Music, Ragmentation, and the Bluing of American Literature examines the diverse ways in which African American "hot" music influenced American culture - particularly literature - in early twentieth-century America. Steven C. Tracy provides a history of the fusion of African and European elements that formed African American "hot" music, and considers how terms like ragtime, jazz, and blues developed their own particular meanings for American music and society. He draws from the fields of literature, literary criticism, cultural anthropology, American studies, and folklore to demonstrate how blues as a musical and poetic form has been a critical influence on American literature. -- from dust jacket.
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Music -- Influence.
Blues (Music) in literature.
Jazz in literature.
Music in literature.
ISBN 9780817318659 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0817318658 (cloth ; alk. paper)

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