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Author Hamilton, Njelle W., 1977- author.

Title Phonographic memories : popular music and the contemporary Caribbean novel / Njelle W. Hamilton
Published New Brunswick, New Jersey : Rutgers University Press, [2019]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 222 pages)
Series Critical Caribbean studies
Critical Caribbean studies.
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
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
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Brandeis University, 2012, titled Sound writing : popular music in the contemporary Caribbean novel
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 201-214) and index
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Subject 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.
Popular music in literature.
Caribbean Area.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2018049829
ISBN 0813596637