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To hell and back : race and betrayal in the southern novel

Author: Jeff Abernathy
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Jeff Abernathy assesses cross-racial pairings in American literature following Huckleberry Finn to show that this pattern of engagement and betrayal appears repeatedly in our fiction-notably southern  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Mark Twain; Mark Twain; Mark Twain
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jeff Abernathy
ISBN: 0820324868 9780820324869 0820325783 9780820325781
OCLC Number: 52047419
Description: xii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : crossroad blues --
A raft of hope : Mark Twain's southern strategy --
Dirty books for Yankees : William Faulkner and Elizabeth Spencer respond to southern unrest --
Divided hearts : Carson McCullers and Harper Lee explore racial uncertainty --
Passing through darkness : Sara Flanigan and Kaye Gibbons search for hope --
Absurdity : Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and Alice Walker confront a mythology of race --
"Ain't no motif" : Padgett Powell, Ellen Douglas, and W. Glasgow Phillips narrate a postmodern South --
Coda : in a southern accent.
Responsibility: Jeff Abernathy.
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Abernathy's To Hell and Back: Race and Betrayal in the Southern Novel is without question one of the bravest forays into racial politics and literary production that has been written. . . . To Hell Read more...

 
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