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Slavery and the literary imagination

Author: Deborah E McDowell; Arnold Rampersad
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989.
Series: Selected papers from the English Institute, new ser., no. 13.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Seven noted scholars examine slave narratives and the topic of slavery in American literature, from Frederick Douglass's "Narrative" (1845) to Shelley Anne Williams' "Dessa Rose" (1984).

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Slavery and the literary imagination.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©1989
(OCoLC)568764992
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah E McDowell; Arnold Rampersad
ISBN: 0801837561 9780801837562 0801839483 9780801839481
OCLC Number: 18135664
Description: xiii, 172 pages ; 21 cm.
Contents: The founding fathers -Frederick Douglass and Booker T. Washington / James Olney --
Changing the letter: the yokes, the jokes of discourse, or, Mrs. Stowe, Mr. Reed / Hortense J. Spillers --
The representation of slavery and the rise of Afro-American literary realism, 1865-1920 / William L. Andrews --
Lydia Marie Child's A romance for the republic: an abolitionist vision of America's racial destiny / Carolyn L. Karcher --
Slavery and the literary imagination: Du Bois's The souls of Black folks / Arnold Rampersad --
Ideologies of Black folk: the historical novel of slavery / Hazel V. Carby --
Negotiating between tenses: witnessing slavery after freedom -Dessa Rose / Deborah E. McDowell.
Series Title: Selected papers from the English Institute, new ser., no. 13.
Responsibility: edited by Deborah E. McDowell and Arnold Rampersad.

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This volume of essays represents the widest spectrum of criticism to date on the intersection of American slavery and literary artistry. -- Joyce H. Scott * American Literature *

 
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