Emancipating pragmatism : Emerson, jazz, and experimental writing /

A daring and innovative study that rewrites the story of American pragmatism. Emancipating Pragmatism is a radical rereading of Emerson that posits African- American culture, literature, and jazz as the very continuation and embodiment of pragmatic thought and democratic tradition. It traces Emerson...

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Online Access:Electronic book from EBSCO
Main Author: Magee, Michael, 1971-
Format: eBook
Published: Tuscaloosa : University of Alabama Press, ©2004.
Series:Modern and contemporary poetics.
Table of Contents:
  • Acknowledgments; Abbreviations; 1. Toward a Theory of Democratic Symbolic Action; 2. The Motives of Emancipated Prose: Emerson and the Collaborating Reader; 3. Ralph Waldo's Blues, Take 2: Ellison's Changes; 4. Tribes of New York: Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, and the Poetics of the Five Spot; Epilogue; Notes; Index.