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Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature: A Vernacular Theory

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Relating the blues to American social and literary history and to Afro-American expressive culture, Houston A. Baker, Jr., offers the basis for a broader study of American culture at its "vernacular" level. He shows how the "blues voice" and its economic undertones are both central to the American narrative and characteristic of the Afro-American way of telling it.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 205-220) and index.

About the Author

Houston A. Baker is Distinguished University Professor and a professor of English at Vanderbilt University. He has been awarded fellowships by the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities and has been a resident fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences and the National Humanities Center. He has served as president of the Modern Language Association and as editor of the journal American Literature.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

1. Figurations for a New American Literary History: Archaeology, Ideology, and Afro-American Discourse

2. Discovering America: Generational Shifts, Afro-American Literary Criticism, and the Study of Expressive Culture

3. A Dream of American Form: Fictive Discourse, Black (W)holes, and a Blues Book Most Excellent

Conclusion

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780226035383
Subtitle:
A Vernacular Theory
Author:
Baker, Houston A., Jr.
Author:
Baker, Jr., Houston A.
Author:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR.
Author:
Houston A. Baker, Jr.
Author:
Baker, Houston A., Jr. JR. JR. JR. JR. J
Publisher:
University Of Chicago Press
Location:
Chicago :
Subject:
American
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Blues
Subject:
Blues (music)
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Blues (Music) -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Number:
Pbk. ed.
Edition Description:
1
Series Volume:
SRB 91-04
Publication Date:
19870215
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
5 halftones
Pages:
295
Dimensions:
9 x 5.75 x 0.5 in

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