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"Not even past" : race, historical trauma, and subjectivity in Faulkner, Larsen, and Van Vechten

Author: Dorothy Stringer; American Literatures Initiative.
Publisher: New York : Fordham University Press, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Highlights references to nineteenth-century US slavery and anti-Black racism in literary and photographic projects begun during the late 1920s and early 1930s, including novels by William Faulkner  Read more...

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Named Person: William Faulkner; Nella Larsen; Carl Van Vechten; Carl Van Vechten; Nella Larsen; William Faulkner; Nella Larsen; Nella Larsen; William Faulkner; William Faulkner; Carl Van Vechten
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dorothy Stringer; American Literatures Initiative.
ISBN: 9780823231478 082323147X
OCLC Number: 319601751
Notes: "American Literatures Initiative"--T.p. verso.
Description: viii, 177 p. : ports. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Little black man": repetition, the lesbian phallus, and the southern rape complex in Sanctuary --
"Which tooth hit you first?": nation, home, women, and violence in Requiem for a nun --
"Anyone with half an eye": blackness and the disaster of narcissism in Quicksand --
"A having way": fetishism and the black bourgeoisie in Passing --
"To glorify the negro": photographic shock and blackness in Carl Van Vechten's Portraiture.
Responsibility: Dorothy Stringer.

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<br>A compelling, eminently readable, and lively engagement with traumastudies, race studies, and psychoanalysis.-Naomi Mandel<p> Read more...

 
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