The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism

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Though often thought of as rivals, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka shared a range of interests, especially a passion for music. Jazz, in particular, was a decisive influence on their thinking, and, as "The Shadow and the Act" reveals, they drew on their insights into the creative process of improvisation to analyze race and politics in the civil rights era. In this inspired study, Walton M. Muyumba situates them as a jazz trio, demonstrating how Ellison, Baraka, and Baldwin s individual works form a series of ...

The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

ISBN-13: 9780226554242

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The Shadow and the Act: Black Intellectual Practice, Jazz Improvisation, and Philosophical Pragmatism 2009, University of Chicago Press, Chicago, IL

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