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Gayl Jones: The Language of Voice and Freedom in Her Writings
     

Gayl Jones: The Language of Voice and Freedom in Her Writings

by Casey Clabough, Daniel Cross Turner (Foreword by)
 

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Gayl Jones is dedicated to the art of "verbal authenticity," stemming from her identification with her African American heritage. Amid widespread critical praise as well as pointed attacks for her controversial first two novels, Jones has shown a constantly evolving cultural consciousness.

This first single-author study of Gayl Jones recovers the work of an

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Gayl Jones is dedicated to the art of "verbal authenticity," stemming from her identification with her African American heritage. Amid widespread critical praise as well as pointed attacks for her controversial first two novels, Jones has shown a constantly evolving cultural consciousness.

This first single-author study of Gayl Jones recovers the work of an under-examined yet immensely skillful contemporary writer. It offers a thorough examination of her technical innovations as well as her willingness to explore controversial subject matter.

The book addresses such crucial themes as Afrocentrism, diasporas, mythopoesis, post-colonialism and globalization, and offers close readings of the aesthetic and political interchanges within Jones's fiction, drama, poetry, and criticism. Two interviews with Gayl Jones are included.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786433797
Publisher:
McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date:
08/28/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Casey Clabough is an associate professor of English at Lynchburg College in Lynchburg, Virginia. He serves as the literature editor for the Encyclopedia Virginia, a project of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. He lives in Appomattox.

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