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Black regions of the imagination : African American writers between the nation and the world

Author: Eve Dunbar
Publisher: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2013.
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Establishing an imaginative space for blackness, four mid-century American writers resist literary segregation

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eve Dunbar
ISBN: 9781439909423 1439909423 9781439909430 1439909431 9781439909447 143990944X
OCLC Number: 785873661
Description: xvii, 212 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Becoming American through ethnographic writing: Zora Neale Hurston and the performance of ethnography --
Escape through ethnography: literary regionalism and the image of non-racial alignment in Richard Wright's travel writing --
Deconstructing the romance of rthnography: queering knowledge in James Baldwin's Another country --
Ethnography of the absurd: Chester Himes' detective fiction and counter-images of Black life --
Conclusion: Look down! the Black arts affirmation of place and the refusal to translate.
Responsibility: Eve E. Dunbar.

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"Dunbar argues that the four authors constructed a 'region' for alternative blackness, navigating between nationalist, antinationalist, and internationalist perspectives on racial segregation. Each Read more...

 
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