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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2015) 61 (3): 417–423.
Published: 01 September 2015
...John Lowney Jazz Griots: Music as History in the 1960s African American Poem , by Marcoux Jean-Philippe . Lanham, MD : Lexington Books , 2012 . 233 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2015 In the introduction to this compelling account of 1960s African American jazz poetry...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2015) 61 (2): 147–172.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Nathaniel Mills This article challenges long-standing narratives of Ralph Ellison’s response to civil rights-era struggles as one of quietism, conservatism, or apolitical aestheticism. Focusing on a key episode early in Ellison’s Three Days before the Shooting …, in which a jazz musician burns his...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2005) 51 (2): 249–258.
Published: 01 June 2005
.... Seeking the conditions that enable this variety lies at the heart, it would seem, of Mackey’s critical project. In compelling ways, Mackey draws upon African myths and grafts them onto modernist narratives that rise out of the history and the lore of jazz music. An art form that has a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2017) 63 (4): 513–518.
Published: 01 December 2017
... between Sethe and Denver, the disclosure of Sethe’s act of infanticide is deferred until two-thirds of the way through the novel. Wyatt’s chapter on Jazz (1992) makes the case that the novel that followed Beloved carries forward its breakthrough by analyzing love through the African American...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2006) 52 (1): 92–95.
Published: 01 March 2006
... sturdy edifice or a definitive program than like the uncertain harmony of a new song” (318). As refreshing as jazz-inspired indirection may be for the reader, the sentiment poses no small stumbling block for the reviewer; all the same, I will propose three ways in which the book might reshape our...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2003) 49 (1): 123–130.
Published: 01 March 2003
... Diamond as Big as the Ritz” by providing the founder of the Montana Washington dynasty with the sonorous Anglo-Franco-Irish Christian name Fitz-Norman Culpeper {Jazz Age 291). In the St. Paul years of his childhood, Fitzgerald grew up surround­ ed by French names, with whose sounds, I shall...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2012) 58 (3): 495–514.
Published: 01 September 2012
... instinctual- ity as a response to pressure. The “White Negro” was similarly interested in jazz, orgasm, and “all those moral wildernesses of civilized life which the Square automatically condemns as delinquent or evil or immature or morbid or self-destructive or corrupt” (10). Jazz was read as a...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 247–254.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Winston Napier Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Modernism: From Spatial Narrative to Jazz Haiku , by Hakutani Yoshinobu , Columbus : Ohio State University Press , 2006 . 261 pages. Copyright © Hofstra University 2008 w Reviews Regarding Others Cross-Cultural...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2009) 55 (1): 114–124.
Published: 01 March 2009
... asserted itself in spite of repressive racism. Freedman’s use of klezmer music as a metaphor for contemporary Ameri­ can cultural hybridity inflected by Jewish culture makes a poor example when compared to jazz as the quintessential American music and cultural form of expression of modern America...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2013) 59 (3): 504–512.
Published: 01 September 2013
... music and his work more generally. According to Graham, “critics . . . seldom give any indication that they have listened to the music [Fitzgerald] invokes, or that its actual perceptible sound is especially important in relation to his work” (81). Historicizing jazz, Gra- ham reveals that...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2006) 52 (4): 443–473.
Published: 01 December 2006
...” (Essays 2: 19). “A little late in the day,” he imagines his “up-to-date” reader re­ marking “with a patronizing and contemptuous smile.” After all, the film that introduces Huxley to the world of sound cinema, The Jazz Singer, had been released two years earlier. The “gigantically...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 March 2014) 60 (1): 119–127.
Published: 01 March 2014
... They Burned the Books” to foreshadow the racial tensions that will eventually undermine racial cooperation “in the context of high culture” (221). Even more suggestive is Kalliney’s reading of “Let Them Call It Jazz,” in which Rhys depicts “a black artist in postwar London” (242) who loses...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2001) 47 (3): 355–373.
Published: 01 September 2001
.... —Walter Benjamin (258) W * the publication of Paradise in 1998,Toni Morrison completed a trilogy of historical novels that began with Beloved (1987) and Jazz (1992). Broadly speaking, Morrison’s trilogy is concerned with “re-membering” the historical past for herself, for African Americans...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2017) 63 (3): 329–358.
Published: 01 September 2017
... after essay he laid out his views on American culture, race, democracy, writing, jazz, and other arts. Essays like the previously unpublished but later collected “Harlem Is Nowhere” (1948), Saturday Review ’s “On Bird, Bird-Watching and Jazz” (1962), or The American Scholar ’s “The Little Man at...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2005) 51 (4): 504–511.
Published: 01 December 2005
... Inventions of the March Hare now enable us to see is that the acknowledged influence of Laforgue 506 Review was complemented by the nearly suppressed yet indispensable influence of American jazz. It was the convergence of these ele­ ments—or their chemical interaction in the presence...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 December 2014) 60 (4): 481–512.
Published: 01 December 2014
..., and gave back its own variations with uniquely African inflections. This was especially true of jazz, as musicians such as Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, and Dollar Brand/Abdullah Ibrahim went into exile and made successful careers for themselves in the United States and Europe. In the world...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2016) 62 (2): 170–196.
Published: 01 June 2016
... experience while on the road, but it also informs Kerouac’s approach in crafting the novel. Kerouac’s method, which he referred to as “Spontaneous Prose,” has most frequently been connected with his affinity for jazz music (specifically bop). He likened the procedure as something akin to jazz improvisation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2017) 63 (2): 213–219.
Published: 01 June 2017
....” But “desedimenting” stopped me short, not simply in confusion about the metaphor itself but also in regard to what it would mean to “desedimentize” a conceptual basis of thought. The entire paragraph, with its long detour through Adorno, jazz, and Ann Douglass’s reference to “earthly liberation...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 September 2019) 65 (3): 191–216.
Published: 01 September 2019
...” ( Horner 1993) . While his novel focuses on a few fictional Black characters, Clifford’s Blues is punctilious in its factual accuracy, even, like a research paper, including a bibliography to support its claims. It also references real historical figures such as jazz trumpeter Valaida Snow and the Black...
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Twentieth-Century Literature (1 June 2008) 54 (2): 263–272.
Published: 01 June 2008
... Poet: The Life and Times of Frank O’Hara. NewYork: Knopf, 1993. Latta, John, ed. Isola di Rifiuti Blog. httpisola-di-rifiuti.blogspot. com/2008/07/bill-berksons-letter. html. Magee, Michael. Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Jazz, and Experimental Writ­ ing. Tuscaloosa: U of...