Emancipating Pragmatism: Emerson, Jazz, and Experimental Writing

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Index
abolitionism. See slavery
Adams, Diana, 151
Addison, Joseph: use of “pass for,” 197n. 6
“Advance-Guard Writing, 1900–1950” (Goodman), 135–36
“Advent of the Slaves” (Williams), 40–41
African deity. See Legba
Agassiz, Louis, 201n. 27
Agon (ballet by Stravinsky), 150
Albrecht, James M.: limitations of his discussion of Ellison, 191n. 23
Alcott, Amos Bronson, 80
Alexander, Will, 180
Al Que Quiere! (Williams), 29
America: American thinkers as “a people trained in pragmatism,” 16; as idea of emancipation, 9; in Invisible Man, 122 –23; its revisability, 19, 96; poised for emancipation, 59; as text, 7
The American Evasion of Philosophy (West), 11
In the American Grain (Williams), 33–37
“Americanism and Localism” (Dewey), 29–30
American Revolution, 103
“The American Vernacular as Symbolic Action” (course taught by Ellison), 14; description, 23
Andrews, Bruce, 179–80
“Answer to Voznesensky and Evtushenko” (O'Hara), 149–52, 172
Armory Show of 1913, 35
Armstrong, Louis, 111, 163, 196n. 62; his sense of time, 217n. 35; use of a mask, 42
Art as Experience (Dewey), 40, 138–39, 143, 197n. 3
Ashbery, John: and Wallace Stevens, 222n. 13
Attali, Jacques, 219n. 45
The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas (Stein), 132, 133
Baker, Chet, 155
Balanchine, George, 150
Baraka, Amiri, 46; on African Americans and abolitionists, 149; allegiance with

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Modern and Contemporary Poetics ii
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Abbreviations xi
  • 1: Toward a Theory of Democratic Symbolic Action 1
  • 2: The Motives of Emancipated Prose: Emerson and the Collaborating Reader 49
  • 3: Ralph Waldo's Blues, Take 2: Ellison's Changes 97
  • 4: Tribes of New York: Frank O'Hara, Amiri Baraka, and the Poetics of the Five Spot 129
  • Epilogue 176
  • Notes 187
  • Index 235
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