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Reading African American autobiography : twenty-first-century contexts and criticism

Author: Eric D Lamore
Publisher: Madison, Wisconsin : The University of Wisconsin Press, [2017] ©2017
Series: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Embraces and interprets the increasingly broad and deep canon of life narratives by African Americans. The contributors discover and recover neglected lives, texts, and genres, enlarge the wide range  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Eric D Lamore
ISBN: 9780299309800 0299309800
OCLC Number: 946725758
Description: ix, 278 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction: African American autobiography in the "age of Obama" / Eric D. Lamore --
"A dying man": the outlaw body of Arthur, 1768 / Lynn A. Casmier-Paz --
Early black men's spiritual autobiography: marriage and violence / Joycelyn K. Moody --
Olaudah Equiano in the United States: Abigail Mott's 1829 abridged edition of the Interesting Narrative / Eric D. Lamore --
The visual properties of black autobiography: the case of William J. Edwards / Anthony S. Foy --
Richard Wright's environments: mediating personhood through the South's second nature / Susan Scott Parrish --
"A space of concentration": the autobiographical comics of Richard "Grass" Green and Samuel R. Delany / Brian Cremins --
Born into this body: black women's use of Buddhism in autobiographical narratives / Tracy Curtis --
From blog to books: Angela Nissel, authorship, and the digital public sphere / Linda Furgerson Selzer --
Grafted belongings: identification in autobiographical narratives of African American transracial adoptees / Marina Fedosik --
Reading signs of crazy: Pam Grier, a black feminist in praxis / Kwakiutl L. Dreher.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in autobiography.
Responsibility: edited by Eric D. Lamore.

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