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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University of Alabama Press,
|Series:||Modern and contemporary poetics.
- 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.