The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel / Edition 1

The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel / Edition 1

by Maryemma Graham
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521016371

ISBN-13: 9780521016377

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Combining scholarship covering one hundred fifty years of novel writing in the U.S., newly commissioned essays examine eighty African American novels. They include well-known works as well as writings recently recovered or acknowledged. The collection features essays on the slave narrative, coming of age, vernacular modernism, and the post-colonial novel to help…  See more details below

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Combining scholarship covering one hundred fifty years of novel writing in the U.S., newly commissioned essays examine eighty African American novels. They include well-known works as well as writings recently recovered or acknowledged. The collection features essays on the slave narrative, coming of age, vernacular modernism, and the post-colonial novel to help readers gain a better appreciation of the African American novel's diversity and complexity.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521016377
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Series:
Cambridge Companions to Literature Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
340
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.75(d)

Table of Contents

List of contributors
Chronology of major works and events, 1645-2000
Introduction1
Pt. IThe long journey : the African American novel and history
1Freeing the voice, creating the self : the novel and slavery17
2Reconstructing the race : the novel and slavery34
3The novel of the Negro Renaissance50
4Caribbean migration, ex-isles, and the New World novel70
Pt. IISearch for a form : the new American novel
5The neo-slave narrative87
6Coming of age in the African American novel106
7The blues novel122
8From modernism to postmodernism : black literature at the crossroads139
9The African American novel and popular culture156
Pt. IIIAfrican American voices : from margin to center
10Everybody's protest novel : the era of173
11Finding common ground : Ralph Ellison and James Baldwin189
12American neo-HooDooism : the novels of Ishmael Reed203
13Spaces for readers : the novels of Toni Morrison221
14African American womanism : from Zora Neale Hurston to Alice Walker233
15Vernacular modernism in the novels of John Edgar Wideman and Leon Forrest253
Bibliography268
Index296

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