The songs became the stories: the music in African American fiction, 1970-2005

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Peter Lang, 2007 - Literary Criticism - 257 pages
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The Songs Became the Stories: The Music in African-American Fiction, 1970-2005 is a sequel to The Music in African-American Fiction, which traced the representation of music in fiction from its mid-nineteenth-century roots in slave narratives through the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. The Songs Became the Stories continues the historical, critical and musicological analyses of the first book through an examination of many of the major figures in African-American fiction over the past thirty-five years, including Ishmael Reed, Toni Morrison, Ntozake Shange, Nathaniel Mackey, Alice Walker, Albert Murray and John Edgar Wideman. The volume also includes an extensive annotated discography and excerpts from first-hand interviews with major African-American musical artists.

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