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The signifying monkey : a theory of African American literary criticism

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014. ©1988
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Twenty-fifth anniversary editionView all editions and formats
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Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 9780195136470 0195136470 9780199874514 0199874514
OCLC Number: 915775033
Description: xxxiii, 318 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: A Myth of Origins: Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey --
The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning --
Figures of Signification --
The Trope of the Talking Book --
Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text --
On "The Blackness of Blackness": Ishmael Reed and a Critique of the Sign --
Color Me Zora: Alice Walker's (Re)Writing of the Speakerly Text.
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

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