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Salvific manhood : James Baldwin's novelization of male intimacy

Author: Ernest L Gibson, III
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2019]
Series: Expanding frontiers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Salvific Manhood reimagines the complexities of human brotherhood and masculinity by examining distinct iterations of male intimacy within all of James Baldwin's novels"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: James Baldwin; James Baldwin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ernest L Gibson, III
ISBN: 9781496217097 1496217098
OCLC Number: 1089975473
Notes: Extensive and substantial revision of author's thesis (doctoral)--University of Massachusetts Amherst, 2012, titled In search of the fraternal : salvific manhood and male intimacy in the novels of James Baldwin.
Description: xii, 229 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction : in search of the fraternal --
Wrestling for salvation : denial, longing, and the beauty of brotherhood in Go tell it on the mountain --
Flight, freedom, and abjection : fractured manhood and tragic love in Giovanni's room --
Alone in the absurd : the trope of tragic black manhood in Another country --
Theatrics of mask-ulinity : radical male intimacy and black power in Tell me how long the train's been gone --
Concrete jungles and the carceral : exploring confinement and imprisonment in If Beale Street could talk --
Conclusion : somewhere in that wreckage.
Series Title: Expanding frontiers.
Responsibility: Ernest L. Gibson III.

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