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Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association

Author: Jonathan W Gray
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
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"The statement "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the movement affected four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron. Each of these writers published significant works prior to the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan W Gray
ISBN: 9781617036491 1617036498 9781617036507 1617036501 1628460547 9781628460544
OCLC Number: 793219700
Description: ix, 164 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: perfect unions: innocence and exceptionalism in American literary discourse --
"The look back home from a long distance": Robert Penn Warren and the limits of historical responsibility --
The apocalyptic hipster: "the white negro" and Norman Mailer's achievement of style --
"The whole heart of fiction": Eudora Welty inside the closed society --
"Negroes, and blood, and horror": William Styron, existential freedom, and The confessions of Nat Turner --
Epilogue: perfecting innocence.
Responsibility: Jonathan W. Gray.

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