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Freedom readers : the African American reception of Dante Alighieri and the Divine Comedy

Author: Dennis Looney
Publisher: Notre Dame, Ind. : University of Notre Dame Press, ©2011.
Series: William and Katherine Devers series in Dante studies, v. 12.
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Named Person: Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante Alighieri; Dante, Alighieri; Dante Alighieri.
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dennis Looney
ISBN: 9780268033866 0268033862
OCLC Number: 688559506
Description: xiv, 280 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction. Canonicity, hybridity, freedom ; Sailing with Dante to the new world ; The Dante wax museum on the frontier, 1828 --
Colored Dante. Dante the Protestant ; Abolitionists and nationalists, Americans and Italians ; H. Cordelia Ray, William Wells Brown --
Negro Dante. Educating the people: from Cicero to Du Bois ; Spencer Williams: African American filmmaker at the gates of Hell ; Dante meets Amos 'n' Andy ; Ralph Waldo Ellison's prophetic vernacular muse --
Black Dante. LeRoi Jones, The system of Dante's hell ; A new narrative model ; Amiri Baraka: From Dante's system to the system --
African American Dante. Gloria Naylor, Linden Hills ; Multicolored, Multicultural, Terza Rima ; Toni Morrison, The Bluest eye ; Dante Rap --
Poets in exile.
Series Title: William and Katherine Devers series in Dante studies, v. 12.
Responsibility: Dennis Looney.

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