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The Resource The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South, Barbara A. Baker

The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South, Barbara A. Baker

Label
The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South
Title
The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South
Statement of responsibility
Barbara A. Baker
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The blues aesthetic as formulated by Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray holds that the African-American vernacular tradition, with blues music at its core, has had an unparalleled impact on the whole of American culture and art. Examining the manner in which the aesthetics related to blues music are manifested in the literature of George Washington Harris, Charles Chesnutt, Zora Neale Hurston, and Lewis Nordan reveals that African-American experience is diffused throughout Southern literature, from Old Southwest humor to contemporary fiction. The blues aesthetic as a window into the works of these four authors allows the reader to recognize the African-American and Southern elements that contribute to the making of American identity as expressed in our art."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baker, Barbara A.
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS261
LC item number
.B23 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Modern American literature
Series volume
38
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • National characteristics, American, in literature
  • Aesthetics, American
  • Lovingood, Sut (Fictitious character)
  • African Americans in literature
  • Blues (Music) in literature
  • Melancholy in literature
  • Sadness in literature
  • Music and literature
  • Southern States
  • Harris, George Washington
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Nordan, Lewis
  • Harris, George Washington
  • Chesnutt, Charles Waddell
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Nordan, Lewis
Label
The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South, Barbara A. Baker
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-164)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • George Washington Harris: The Emergence of the Blues from Behind Sut's Tragic/Comic Mask.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Charles Chesnutt: The Dialectic of Cultural Transformation.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Zora Neale Hurston: From the Jook to the Juke Box.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Lewis Nordan: Riffing on Memory and Playing through the Breaks.
  • p. 123
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 161
Control code
16000710503
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 164 p.
Isbn
9780820462202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The blues aesthetic and the making of American identity in the literature of the South, Barbara A. Baker
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [161]-164)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • George Washington Harris: The Emergence of the Blues from Behind Sut's Tragic/Comic Mask.
  • p. 9
  • 2.
  • Charles Chesnutt: The Dialectic of Cultural Transformation.
  • p. 29
  • 3.
  • Zora Neale Hurston: From the Jook to the Juke Box.
  • p. 63
  • 4.
  • Lewis Nordan: Riffing on Memory and Playing through the Breaks.
  • p. 123
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 155
  • Bibliography.
  • p. 161
Control code
16000710503
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
viii, 164 p.
Isbn
9780820462202
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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