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Each hour redeem : time and justice in African American literature

Author: Daylanne K English
Publisher: Minneapolis ; London : University of Minnesota Press, [2013]
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Each Hour Redeem advances a major reinterpretation of African American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present by demonstrating how its authors are centrally concerned with racially different experiences of time. Daylanne K. English argues that, from Phillis Wheatley to Suzan-Lori Parks, African American writers have depicted distinctive forms of temporality to challenge racial injustices  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Criticism, interpretation, etc
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English, Daylanne K.
Each Hour Redeem
(DLC) 2012043829
(OCoLC)816563823
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daylanne K English
ISBN: 9781461939672 1461939674 9781452939445 1452939446
OCLC Number: 857490523
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 230 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Introduction: Political fictions --
Ticking, not talking: Timekeeping in early African American literature --
"Temporal damage": Pragmatism and Plessy in African American novels, 1896-1902 --
"The death of the last black man": Repetition, lynching, and capital punishment in twentieth-century African American literature --
"Seize the time!" Strategic presentism in the black arts movement --
Being black there: Contemporary African American detective fiction --
Conclusion: Political truths.
Responsibility: Daylanne K. English.

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Each Hour Redeem advances a major reinterpretation of African American literature from the late eighteenth century to the present by demonstrating how its authors are centrally concerned with racially different experiences of time. Daylanne K. English argues that, from Phillis Wheatley to Suzan-Lori Parks, African American writers have depicted distinctive forms of temporality to challenge racial injustices supported by dominant ideas of time. The first book to explore the representation of time throughout the African American literary canon, Each Hour Redeem illumina.

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