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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, ©1994
(DLC) 94005724
(OCoLC)29877350
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jerry Gafio Watts
ISBN: 058502216X 9780585022161 0807866237 9780807866238
OCLC Number: 42328900
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 156 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Escaping the ghost of Harold Cruse. Theorizing the Black intellectual conundrum --
A celebrated artist and visible man. The biographical background. Emerging within and without the left --
Reconceptualizing the Afro-American condition. The emergence of a blues ontology --
The responsibilities of the Black writer --
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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