African American Autobiography: A Collection of Critical Essays

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Overview

A collection of the best critical essays reflecting both older and newer perspectives. Will also contain an introduction by the editor (a respected scholar in the field), a chronology of the author's life, and an annotated bibliography.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780130198457
  • Publisher: Longman
  • Publication date: 10/9/1992
  • Series: New Century Views Series
  • Edition description: Facsimile
  • Pages: 231
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction.
Henry Louis Gates, Jr., James Bronniosaw and the Trope of the Talking Book.
Robert B. Stepto, Narration, Authentication, and Authorial Control in Frederick Douglass's Narrative of 1845.
Deborah E. McDowell, In the First Place: Making Frederick Douglass and the Afro-American Narrative Tradition.
Hazel V. Carby, “Hear My Voice, Ye Careless Daughters”: Narratives of Slave and Free Women before Emancipation.
William L. Andrews, The Representation of Slavery and the Rise of Afro-American Literary Realism, 1865-1920.
Joanne M. Braxton, Crusader for Justice: Ida B. Wells.
Francoise Lionnet, Autoethnography: The An-Archic Style of Dust Tracks on a Road.
Charles T. Davis, From Experience to Eloquence: Richard Wright's Black Boy as Art.
Paul John Eakin, Malcolm X and the Limits of Autobiography.
George E. Kent, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Black Autobiographical Tradition.
Albert E. Stone, After Black Boy and Dusk of Dawn: Patterns in Recent Black Autobiography.
Sandra Pouquet Paquet, West Indian Autobiography.
James Olney, The Value of Autobiography for Comparative Studies: African vs. Western Autobiography.
Chronology of Important Dates.
Notes on Contributors.
Bibliography.
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