Reading through the Lens of Music: African-American Literature and Music

  • Redona Boriçi

Abstract

Harlem Renaissance is a significant time when African-American writers took pride in their artistic traditions. In order to create an authentic image for themselves, they created remarkable standards in their literature and art. A new tradition, which changed the well-established boundaries of literary creativity, was gaining full recognition among African-American writers. A new tradition, which changed the well-established boundaries of literary creativity, was gaining full recognition among African-American writers. These two genres had a huge impact in the times when the US was creating a cultural hybridity while the reconstruction of the mainstream meant an “open war” to classics. This paper will try to describe the extent to which Jazz and Blues aesthetics influenced into the African-American literature and how it was manifested in characters, structures, and themes that African-American writers promoted into their literary work.
Published
Jul 24, 2018
How to Cite
BORIÇI, Redona. Reading through the Lens of Music: African-American Literature and Music. European Journal of Language and Literature, [S.l.], v. 4, n. 3, p. 17-22, july 2018. ISSN 2411-4103. Available at: <http://journals.euser.org/index.php/ejls/article/view/3494>. Date accessed: 20 nov. 2018. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.26417/ejls.v4i3.p17-22.