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Published by Oxford University Press in Oxford, New York .
Written in English


  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Music and literature -- History -- 20th century,
  • Motion pictures and music -- United States,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • Blues (Music) in literature,
  • Blues (Music) in motion pictures,
  • Jazz in literature,
  • Jazz in motion pictures,
  • Music and literature

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Statementedited by Graham Lock and David Murray.
ContributionsLock, Graham, 1948-, Murray, David.
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 T465 2009
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 296 p. ;
Number of Pages296
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL23162481M
ISBN 109780195337020, 9780195337099
LC Control Number2007049329

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