Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse

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In Playing the Changes, Craig Hansen Werner presents a polyrhythmic approach to the continuities and discontinuities of the American literary tradition. He focuses on the relationship between two superficially distinct traditions: European (post)modernism and African American culture in both literary and musical forms. A primary contribution of Playing the Changes is its exploration of different "phrasings" of issues important to highly conscious African American artists from the late nineteenth century (Charles Chesnutt's ...

Playing the Changes: From Afro-Modernism to the Jazz Impulse 1997, University of Illinois Press, Champaign

ISBN-13: 9780252066412

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