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Be-bop, re-bop

Carti?r, Xam Wilson

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ISBN 10: 0345348338 / ISBN 13: 9780345348333
Editorial: Available Press/Ballantine Books, New York, 1987
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147p., inscribed to Black Scholar editor Robert Allen (as R.A.) and signed as Xam by Carti?r, fine first edition trade paperback original in pictorial wraps. African American novelist's first book, using jazz as her motif. N° de ref. de la librería 180424

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Título: Be-bop, re-bop

Editorial: Available Press/Ballantine Books, New York

Año de publicación: 1987

Encuadernación: Trade Paperback

Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)

Edición: 1st Edition

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"Compelling...Ms. Cartier joins the ranks of Afro-American writers-among them Ralph Ellison and Ntozake Shange-whose works demonstrate the deep connections between music and narrative."
Be-Bop, Re-Bop is the pulse of American Blacklife, the real-deal depiction of folks and their values as partners in time. Not a book but a beat, it's the tune of our roots on their trail today.

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The scatstet syntax and jive jargon used by Cartier make this novel an exhilarating and rhythmic rap. It's an up-tempo tale of a black family, a dance through the decades with jazz fan Double and his daughter, who narrates while Miles and Trane wail in the background: "That's what be-bop isthe threat of black music turnin back outsider-black, leavin white wallflowers all over the place, tryin to jive to a beat that blows their souls outa socket." Double's daughter recalls her father's "exploits and life explorations," remembers incidents of racism and is "subjected to passing-flash memory of still-married me." Then the scene shifts as the narrator and her young daughter trade life in "menopausal Saint Lou" for a "fill-in-blank future" in the "San Fran of my now." Cartier riffs on "abracadabra afternoons" and "militant memories" and runs through the scales of post-Kerouac bop prosody. The result is finger-popping fiction, an authentic American blues in the night from a gifted and talented writer.
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