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Signs and cities : Black literary postmodernism

Author: Madhu Dubey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Signs and Cities is the first book to consider what it means to speak of a postmodern moment in African American literature. Dubey argues that for African American studies, postmodernity best names a period, beginning in the early 1970s, marked by acute disenchantment with the promises of urban modernity and of print literacy." "Dubey shows how black novelists from the last three decades have reconsidered the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Madhu Dubey
ISBN: 0226167267 9780226167268 0226167275 9780226167275
OCLC Number: 51544043
Notes: Includes index.
Description: ix, 284 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: The postmodern moment in Black literary and cultural studies --
Books of life: postmodern uses of print literacy --
Urban writing as voyeurism: literature in the age of spectacle --
Reading as listening: the Southern folk aesthetic --
Reading as mediation: urbanity in the age of information.
Responsibility: Madhu Dubey.
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