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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Chapel Hill, [N.C.] : University of North Carolina Press, c2009
|Material Type:||Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
|ISBN:||9780807833377 0807833371 9780807859834 0807859834|
|Description:||xii, 316 p. ; 25 cm.|
|Contents:||Loosed canons: the race for literary history --
Representing chaos and reading race --
Truth stranger than fiction: African American identity and (auto)biography --
The shortest point between two lines: writing African Americans into American literary history --
Choreographing chaos: African American literature in time and space --
The story at the end of the story: African American literature and the Civil War --
Covenants and communities: the demands of African American literature.
"One of the most eloquent, thought-provoking, learned, theoretically innovative (Ernest not only draws from chaos theory but also from choreography!) and consequently, at least potentially,
- American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
- American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
- African Americans -- Intellectual life.
- African Americans in literature.
- Criticism -- United States.