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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:   Print book : 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, ©2006
(OCoLC)607866213
Online version:
Rankine, Patrice D.
Ulysses in Black.
Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2006
(OCoLC)609595751
Named Person: Ralph Ellison; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Ralph - Critique et interprétation Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Ellison; Ralph Ellison; Homerus
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Patrice D Rankine
ISBN: 0299220001 9780299220006 9780299220044 0299220044
OCLC Number: 65165361
Description: 254 pages ; 24 cm.
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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