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dc.contributor.authorBowles, Nathaniel Earlen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:34:35Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:34:35Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-17en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-04292008-173116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/32031
dc.description.abstractThis thesis argues for a critical examination of the published writings of Le Sony'r Ra, also known as Sun Ra, a groundbreaking jazz musician and philosopher of the 20th century. Recent redistribution of Sun Ra's musical output, which includes hundreds of releases on many record labels from the 1950's onward, has prompted a critical renaissance towards his influence on jazz orchestration, band management, do-it-yourself ethics, and structured improvisation In spite of this resurgence of interest in his music, his written corpus has failed to produce a comparable level of criticism or discussion. It is my firm belief that it is the body of work's relative scarcity in print, not its value as literature, that has kept the material underground for such a lengthy period of time. With the recent republication of Sun Ra's daunting body of poetry and prose, the discovery of early manuscripts, and the surfacing of relevant critical essays, the time has come to analyze his poetic position within the context of African-American philosophical thought.en_US
dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
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dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectEl Saturn recordsen_US
dc.subjectBible scholarshipen_US
dc.subjectSun Raen_US
dc.subjectpoetryen_US
dc.subjectjazzen_US
dc.subjectAfro-futurismen_US
dc.subjectouter spaceen_US
dc.subjectEgypten_US
dc.title"My Music is Words" -- The Poetics of Sun Raen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentEnglishen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Artsen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairSiegle, Robert B.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberHeilker, Paul V.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberColaianne, Anthony J.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-04292008-173116/en_US
dc.date.sdate2008-04-29en_US
dc.date.rdate2008-05-14
dc.date.adate2008-05-14en_US


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