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Sacraments of memory : Catholicism and slavery in contemporary African American literature

Author: Erin Michael Salius
Publisher: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book argues that Catholicism informs a major genre of African American literature in ways and with a significance that has gone largely unrecognized. Sacraments of Memory thus proposes a new framework for understanding the revisionist aims of these works, contextualizing the skepticism they exhibit towards historical realism in terms of a Catholic counter-tradition in American literature that has long been  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Erin Michael Salius
ISBN: 9780813052304 0813052300
OCLC Number: 1032000410
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Introduction: Towards a reading of the Catholic margin in contemporary narratives of slavery --
Toni Morrison's sacramental rememory --
A sacred communion: the Catholic side of possession in the autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman and Two wings to veil my face --
Catholicism and narrative time: transcending the past and the present in stigmata and oxherding tale --
Catholicism and narrative time, continued: divine prescience in Edward P. Jones's The Known World Coda.
Responsibility: Erin Michael Salius Universi.

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Argues that Catholicism informs a major genre of African American literature in ways and with a significance that has gone largely unrecognised. Sacraments of Memory thus proposes a new framework for  Read more...

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