From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative

From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative

by Jeffrey J. J. Folks
     
 

From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative studies the relationship of literature to contemporary ethical problems. Focusing on southern and African American writers, this book employs theoretical approaches from ethnicity studies, regional criticism, and postcolonial theory. It intends to insert a reading of

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From Richard Wright to Toni Morrison: Ethics in Modern and Postmodern American Narrative studies the relationship of literature to contemporary ethical problems. Focusing on southern and African American writers, this book employs theoretical approaches from ethnicity studies, regional criticism, and postcolonial theory. It intends to insert a reading of ethics into the critical study of fictional and nonfictional narratives by Richard Wright, James Agee, Flannery O’Connor, Ernest J. Gaines, Walker Percy, Richard Ford, Toni Morrison, and other modern and postmodern American writers.

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Folks (literature, Doshisha U., Japan) explores the relationship between literature and contemporary ethical problems, focusing on southern US and African American writers, his special interest. Deploying theoretical approaches from ethnicity studies, regional criticism, and postcolonial theory, he inserts a reading of ethics in the critical study of fictional and nonfictional narratives. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780820451053
Publisher:
Peter Lang Publishing Inc.
Publication date:
05/01/2001
Series:
Modern American Literature Series, #25
Pages:
199
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

The Author: Jeffrey J. Folks is Professor of Literature at Doshisha University in Japan. His publications include Southern Writers and the Machine: Faulkner to Percy (1993); Remembering James Agee, Second Edition (edited with David Madden, 1997); Southern Writers at Century’s End (edited with James A. Perkins, 1997); The World Is Our Home: Society and Culture in Contemporary Southern Writing (edited with Nancy Summers Folks, 2000); and articles in numerous journals.

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