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The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.
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The second volume in a trilogy on Afro-American literature, which explores the relationships between the African and Afro-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0195034635 9780195034639 019506075X 9780195060751
OCLC Number: 15792638
Description: xxviii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: A myth of origins: Esu-elegbara and the signifying monkey --
The signifying monkey and the language of signifying: Rhetorical difference and the orders of meaning --
Figures of signification --
Thr 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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