The Resource Black resonance : iconic women singers and African American literature, Emily J. Lordi

Black resonance : iconic women singers and African American literature, Emily J. Lordi

Label
Black resonance : iconic women singers and African American literature
Title
Black resonance
Title remainder
iconic women singers and African American literature
Statement of responsibility
Emily J. Lordi
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Ever since Bessie Smith's powerful voice conspired with the "race records" industry to make her a star in the 1920s, African American writers have memorialized the sounds and theorized the politics of black women's singing. In Black Resonance, Emily J. Lordi analyzes writings by Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Gayl Jones, and Nikki Giovanni that engage such iconic singers as Bessie Smith, Billie Holiday, Mahalia Jackson, and Aretha Franklin. Focusing on two generations of artists from the 1920s to the 1970s, Black Resonance reveals a musical-literary tradition in which singers and writers, faced with similar challenges and harboring similar aims, developed comparable expressive techniques. Drawing together such seemingly disparate works as Bessie Smith's blues and Richard Wright's neglected film of Native Son, Mahalia Jackson's gospel music and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, each chapter pairs one writer with one singer to crystallize the artistic practice they share: lyricism, sincerity, understatement, haunting, and the creation of a signature voice." -- Publisher website
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1979-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Lordi, Emily J.
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
L68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
American Literatures Initiative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • African American women singers
  • African American women in literature
  • Music in literature
Label
Black resonance : iconic women singers and African American literature, Emily J. Lordi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Black resonance -- Vivid lyricism: Richard Wright and Bessie Smith's blues -- The timbre of sincerity: Mahalia Jackson's gospel sound and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man -- Understatement: James Baldwin, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday -- Haunting: Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" -- Signature voices: Nikki Giovanni, Aretha Franklin, and the Black Arts movement -- Epilogue: "At Last": Etta James, poetry, hip hop
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780813562506
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012051444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828190152
  • (OCoLC)ocn828190152
Label
Black resonance : iconic women singers and African American literature, Emily J. Lordi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Black resonance -- Vivid lyricism: Richard Wright and Bessie Smith's blues -- The timbre of sincerity: Mahalia Jackson's gospel sound and Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man -- Understatement: James Baldwin, Bessie Smith, and Billie Holiday -- Haunting: Gayl Jones's Corregidora and Billie Holiday's "Strange Fruit" -- Signature voices: Nikki Giovanni, Aretha Franklin, and the Black Arts movement -- Epilogue: "At Last": Etta James, poetry, hip hop
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xiii, 286 pages
Isbn
9780813562506
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012051444
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Note
Provided through the generosity of The Margaret and William Stobie Library Purchase Fund.
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)828190152
  • (OCoLC)ocn828190152

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