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Jazz and the Literary Imagination

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674055438

Publication Date: 06/05/2017

Academic Trade

336 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

22 halftones


  • Introduction: “I Thought I Heard”: The Origins of Jazz and the Ends of Jazz Writing
  • 1. Louis Armstrong and the Syntax of Scat
  • 2. Toward a Poetics of Transcription: James Weldon Johnson’s Prefaces
  • 3. The Literary Ellington
  • 4. The Race for Space: Sun Ra’s Poetry
  • 5. Zoning Mary Lou Williams Zoning
  • 6. Let’s Call This: Henry Threadgill and the Micropoetics of the Song Title
  • 7. Notes on Poetics Regarding Mackey’s Song
  • 8. Come Out
  • Afterword: Hearing across Media
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index

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