By David Yaffe
How have American writers written approximately jazz, and the way has jazz inspired American literature? In Fascinating Rhythm, David Yaffe explores the connection and interaction among jazz and literature, taking a look at jazz musicians and the subjects literature has garnered from them by way of appropriating the fashion, tones, and techniques of jazz, and demonstrating that the poetics of jazz has either been assimilated into, and deeply affected, the improvement of twentieth-century American literature.
Yaffe explores how Jewish novelists akin to Norman Mailer, J. D. Salinger, and Philip Roth engaged problems with racial, ethnic, and American authenticity in terms of jazz; how Ralph Ellison's descriptions of Louis Armstrong resulted in a "neoconservative" move in modern jazz; how poets comparable to Wallace Stevens, Hart Crane, Langston Hughes, and Frank O'Hara have been variously encouraged by means of the tune; and the way memoirs by way of Billie vacation, Charles Mingus, and Miles Davis either strengthened and redeemed the purple mild origins of jazz. The ebook confronts the present jazz discourse and indicates how poets and novelists will be put in it--often with not easy effects. Fascinating Rhythm stops to pay attention for the track, demonstrating how jazz maintains to talk for the yank writer.