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Ulysses in Black : Ralph Ellison, classicism, and African American literature

Author: Patrice D Rankine
Publisher: Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006.
Series: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In this work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages,  Read more...
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Rankine, Patrice D.
Ulysses in Black.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, c2006
(DLC) 2006008598
(OCoLC)65165361
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ralph Ellison
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice D Rankine
ISBN: 9780299220037 0299220036
OCLC Number: 223386025
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (254 p.)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Prologue: preparing for the journey of Ulysses in black --
Classica Africana: the nascent study of black classicism --
From eurocentrism to black classicism --
Birth of a hero: the poetics and politics of Ulysses in classic literature --
Ulysses lost on racial frontiers: the limits of classicism in the modern world --
The new negro Ulysses: classicism in African American literature as a return from the black (w)hole --
Ralph Ellison's black American Ulysses --
"Ulysses alone in Polly-what's-his-name's cave": Ralph Ellison and the uses of myth --
Ulysses in black: lynching, dismemberment, dionysiac rites --
Ulysses (re)journeying home: bridging the divide between Black Studies and the classics.
Series Title: Wisconsin studies in classics.
Responsibility: Patrice D. Rankine.

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Demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors - including Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison and Countee Cullen - have been students of classical languages, literature,  Read more...

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"A powerful and pioneering study that creatively links the rich traditions of classical antiquity to contemporary black thought. I highly recommend it." - Cornel West, Princeton University "As reader Read more...

 
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