African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison / Edition 1

African American Literature and the Classicist Tradition: Black Women Writers from Wheatley to Morrison / Edition 1

by T. Walters
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0230600220

ISBN-13: 9780230600225

Pub. Date: 12/20/2007

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US

This book explores the significant relationship between western classical mythology and African American women's literature.

Overview

This book explores the significant relationship between western classical mythology and African American women's literature.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780230600225
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date:
12/20/2007
Edition description:
2007
Pages:
197
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Writing the Classics Black: The Poetic and Political Function of Classical Revision in the Works of Gwendolyn Brooks, Toni Morrison, and Rita Dove Historical Overview of Ancient and Contemporary Representations of Classical Mythology Classical Discourse as Political Agency: African-American Revisionist Mythmaking by Phillis Wheatley, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, and Pauline Hopkins Gwendolyn Brooks' Racialization of the Persephone and Demeter Myth Toni Morrison's Classical Fusion Rita Dove's Mother Love: A Return to Form

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