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Phonographic memories : popular music and the contemporary Caribbean novel / Njelle W. Hamilton.

Author/Creator:
Hamilton, Njelle W., 1977- author.
Publication:
New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
Series:
Critical Caribbean studies
Format/Description:
Book
xi, 222 pages ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
Caribbean fiction (English) -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Music and literature -- Caribbean Area -- History -- 20th century.
Popular music in literature.
Caribbean fiction (English)
Music and literature.
Caribbean Area.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
History.
Summary:
"Phonographic Memories is the first book-length analysis of Caribbean popular music in the Caribbean novel. Tracing a region-wide poetics that attends to the centrality of Caribbean music in retrieving and replaying personal and cultural memories, Hamilton offers a fresh perspective on musical nationalism and nostalgic memory in the era of globalization"-- Provided by publisher.
Contents:
Phonographic memory : tracing the calypsonian's work in Lawrence Scott's Night calypso
"Record your memories" : the bolero aesthetic in Oscar Hijuelos' The mambo kings play songs of love
Re-membering "body and soul" : gender, gwoka, and jazz in Daniel Maximin's Lone sun
Roots, romance, reggae : (dis)placing memory in Colin Channer's Waiting in vain
Memory as mixtape : the dub aesthetic in Ramabai Espinet's The swinging bridge.
Notes:
Revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--Brandeis University, 2012, titled Sound writing : popular music in the contemporary Caribbean novel.
Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index.
ISBN:
9780813596600
0813596602
9780813596594
0813596599
OCLC:
1055262646
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