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Swinging the Vernacular Jazz and African American Modernist Literature by Michael Borshuk

Swinging the Vernacular Jazz and African American Modernist Literature

Part of the Studies in African American History and Culture Series


Swinging the Vernacular Jazz and African American Modernist Literature by Michael Borshuk

This book looks at the influence of jazz on the development of African American modernist literature over the 20th century, with a particular attention to the social and aesthetic significance of stylistic changes in the music.

About the Author

Michael Borshuk is Assistant Professor of African American literature in the department of English at Texas Tech University. He has published book chapters and critical articles on Josephine Baker, Langston Hughes, Ralph Ellison, William Carlos Williams and Mina Loy. He also writes on jazz regularly for Coda Magazine.

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Publication date

9th June 2009


Michael Borshuk

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Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd


268 pages


Literary studies: general



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