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Postmodern tales of slavery in the Americas : from Alejo Carpentier to Charles Johnson

Author: Timothy J Cox
Publisher: New York : Garland Pub., 2001.
Series: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This study analyzes the postmodern aesthetics common to seven tales of slavery from the USA, Martinique and Guadeloupe, Cuba and Columbia. The texts range from Alejo Carpentier's "El reino de este  Read more...

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Named Person: Maryse Condé; André Schwarz-Bart; Alejo Carpentier; Manuel Zapata Olivella; Charles Johnson; Miguel Barnet; Toni Morrison
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Timothy J Cox
ISBN: 0815338538 9780815338536
OCLC Number: 45832554
Description: xxi, 151 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction. New Slavery Novels: Nation-ness and Imagination in the New World Context --
Ch. 1. Using American Slavery to Construct Black Aesthetics. A New Time in the New World. Can You Dig? Identity through Archeology, Rhizomes, and Relation. All Together Now: No Longer the Chain-gang of Theory. Memory vs. History (and Myth) --
Ch. 2. Dissembling History: Postmodern Irony as Narrative Strategy. Irony and the Impossibility of Writing. The Logic of Double Negatives. Overcoming Order --
Ch. 3. Re( --
)fusing the New World in Accounts of the Middle Passage. Whence Sympathy for the Africans? Going Alone on a Misguided Quest with Solitude and Tituba. Chango, el gran putas: African in Name, American in Form, Universal in Character. Caricature of a Non-existent Essence (A True Philosophical Conundrum) in Middle Passage. The Sign of the Crossing --
Ch. 4. Oscillatory Structures, Running Away, and (Dis)Locating the Self. What Running Away Means. Between Implied Reader and Actual Reader. Oscillatory Identities --
Conclusion. Problematics of the Questioning of Identity. Folk Agency and Aesthetic Continuity. The Necessity of Irony for Making Sense in Self-referential Novels. What's in a Word.
Series Title: Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Responsibility: Timothy J. Cox.
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