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Heroism and the black intellectual : Ralph Ellison, politics, and Afro-American intellectual life

Author: Jerry Gafio Watts
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1994.
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Explores the writings of novelist and essayist Ralph Ellison as the basis of an examination of the struggles faced by African-American artists and thinkers to create spaces for themselves as intellectuals in modern American society.
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Watts, Jerry Gafio.
Heroism and the black intellectual.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1994
(OCoLC)607897888
Online version:
Watts, Jerry Gafio.
Heroism and the black intellectual.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1994
(OCoLC)624457304
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Gafio Watts
ISBN: 0807821640 9780807821640 0807844772 9780807844779
OCLC Number: 29877350
Description: xii, 156 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Escaping the Ghost of Harold Cruse. Theorizing the Black Intellectual Conundrum --
1. A Celebrated Artist and Visible Man. The Biographical Background. Emerging Within and Without the Left --
2. Reconceptualizing the Afro-American Condition. The Emergence of a Blues Ontology --
3. The Responsibilities of the Black Writer --
4. Heroism: An Artistic Antidote to Racism.
Responsibility: Jerry Gafio Watts.

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Superb. A probing, perceptive, and refreshing treatment of a great figure so grossly misunderstood and mistreated. Cornel West, Princeton University

 
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