New Essays on Go Tell It on the Mountainby Trudier Harris
Pub. Date: 02/01/1996
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Seen by most as focusing exclusively on the African American fundamentalist church, the work has gained much critical acclaim since its publication in 1953. This collection posits that issues of homosexuality, the construction and quest for identity and anthropological conceptions of community offer more illuminating approaches.
Table of Contents1. Introduction Trudier Harris; 2. A glimpse of the hidden God: dialectical visions in Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain Michael F. Lynch; 3. The South in Go Tell It on the Mountain: Baldwin's personal confrontation Horace Porter; 4. Wrestling with The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: John, Elisha, and the Master Bryan R. Washington; 5. Ambivalent narratives, fragmented selves: performative identities and the mutability of roles in James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain Vivian M. May; 6. Baldwin, communitas, and the black masculinist tradition Keith Clark.
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