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Cambridge companion to the African American novel

Author: Maryemma Graham
Publisher: Cambridge, UK ; New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, ©2004.
Series: Cambridge companions to literature.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This Companion presents new essays covering the one hundred and fifty year history of the African American novel. Experts in the field from the US and Europe address some of the major issues in the genre: passing, the Protest novel, the Blues novel, and womanism among others. The essays are full of fresh insights for students into the symbolic, aesthetic, and political function of canonical and non-canonical  Read more...
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Cambridge companion to the African American novel.
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2004
(DLC) 2003046126
(OCoLC)51900416
Material Type: Conference publication, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Maryemma Graham
ISBN: 0511221797 9780511221798 0521815746 9780521815741 0521016371 9780521016377
OCLC Number: 73300262
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 315 pages).
Contents: Introduction / Maryemma Graham --
PART I: THE LONG JOURNEY: THE AFRICAN AMERICAN NOVEL AND HISTORY --
Freeing the voice, creating the self: the novel and slavery / Christopher Mulvey --
Reconstructing the race: the novel after slavery / M. Giulia Fabi --
The novel of the Negro Renaissance / George Hutchinson --
Caribbean migration, ex-isles, and the New World novel / Giselle Liza Anatol --
PART II: SEARCH FOR A FORM: THE NEW AMERICAN NOVEL --
The neo-slave narrative / Ashraf H.A. Rushdy --
Coming of age in the African American novel / Claudine Raynaud --
The blues novel / Steven C. Tracy --
From modernism to postmodernism: black literature at the crossroads / Fritz Gysin --
The African American novel and popular culture / Susanne B. Dietzel --
PART III: AFRICAN AMERICAN VOICES: FROM MARGIN TO CENTER --
Everybody's protest novel: the era of Richard Wright / Jerry W. Ward Jr. --
Finding common ground: Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin / Herman Beavers --
American Neo-HooDooism: the novels of Ishmael Reed / Pierre-Damien Mvuyekure --
Spaces for readers: the novels of Toni Morrison / Marilyn Mobley McKenzie --
African American womanism: from Zora Neale Hurston to Alice Walker / Lovalerie King --
Vernacular modernism in the novels of John Edgar Wideman and Leon Forrest / Keith Byerman.
Series Title: Cambridge companions to literature.
Other Titles: African American novel
Responsibility: edited by Maryemma Graham.

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This Companion presents new essays covering the one hundred and fifty year history of the African American novel. Experts in the field from the US and Europe address some of the major issues in the genre: passing, the Protest novel, the Blues novel, and womanism among others. The essays are full of fresh insights for students into the symbolic, aesthetic, and political function of canonical and non-canonical fiction. Chapters examine works by Ralph Ellison, Leon Forrest, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and many others.

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