If you are experiencing problems downloading PDF or HTML fulltext, our helpdesk recommend clearing your browser cache and trying again. If you need help in clearing your cache, please click here . Still need help? Email help@ingentaconnect.com

Narrating the Jazz Life: Three Approaches to Jazz Autobiography

$54.78 plus tax (Refund Policy)

Buy Article:

Abstract:

There were over 40 African American jazz autobiographies published between 1936 and 1996, texts which approached their protagonist and his/her history from a variety of angles. This article explores the genre of jazz autobiography from the perspective of narrative, suggesting three approaches: epic, mythic and labyrinthine. A close reading of a small number of jazz autobiographies highlights a diverse range of stylistic and structural devices and focuses on the historical and hierarchical personas within them.

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03007760600670505

Publication date: July 1, 2006

Related content

Share Content

Access Key

Free Content
Free content
New Content
New content
Open Access Content
Open access content
Subscribed Content
Subscribed content
Free Trial Content
Free trial content
Cookie Policy
X
Cookie Policy
ingentaconnect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more