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The Resource The great American songbooks : musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture, T. Austin Graham

The great American songbooks : musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture, T. Austin Graham

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The great American songbooks : musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture
Title
The great American songbooks
Title remainder
musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture
Statement of responsibility
T. Austin Graham
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, American authors pioneered a mode of musical writing that quite literally resounded beyond the printed page. Novels gained soundtracks, poetry compelled its audiences to sing, and the ostensibly silent act of reading became anything but. The Great American Songbooks is the story of this literature, at once an overview of musical and authorial practice at the century's turn, an investigation into the sensory dimensions of reading, and a meditation on the effects that the popular arts have had on literary modernism. The writings of John Dos Passos, Theodore Dreiser, T.S. Eliot, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, and Walt Whitman are heard in a new key; the performers and tunesmiths who inspired them have their stories told; and the music of the past, long out of print and fashion, is recapitulated and made available in digital form. A work of criticism situated at the crossroads of literary analysis, musicology, and cultural history, The Great American Songbooks demonstrates the importance of studying fiction and poetry from interdisciplinary perspectives, and it suggests new avenues for research in the dawning age of the digital humanities. -- Book jacket
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DLC
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Graham, T. Austin
Dewey number
810.9/3578
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS228.M87
LC item number
G73 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Modernist literature and culture
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Music in literature
  • Songbooks, English
  • Popular music
  • Music, Influence of
  • Sheet music
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • American literature
  • Music in literature
  • Songbooks, English
  • Popular music
  • Music, Influence of
  • Sheet music
  • Modernism (Literature)
Label
The great American songbooks : musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture, T. Austin Graham
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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
Musical literature, its theory and practice -- Songs not in thy songs: musical forms and American free verse -- The literary soundtrack: F. Scott Fitzgerald's heard and unheard melodies -- Make them black and bid them sing: musical poetics, racial transformation, and the Harlem renaissance -- "Got over": the chorus girl novel and the musical stage -- The bridge: motifs in contemporary musical fiction
Control code
805051810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199967384
Lccn
2012032582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805051810
Label
The great American songbooks : musical texts, modernism, and the value of popular culture, T. Austin Graham
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
Musical literature, its theory and practice -- Songs not in thy songs: musical forms and American free verse -- The literary soundtrack: F. Scott Fitzgerald's heard and unheard melodies -- Make them black and bid them sing: musical poetics, racial transformation, and the Harlem renaissance -- "Got over": the chorus girl novel and the musical stage -- The bridge: motifs in contemporary musical fiction
Control code
805051810
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 293 pages
Isbn
9780199967384
Lccn
2012032582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)805051810

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