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Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left
     

Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left

by Alex Lubin
 

ISBN-10: 1578069718

ISBN-13: 9781578069712

Pub. Date: 07/23/2007

Publisher: University Press of Mississippi

CONTRIBUTORS
John Charles, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Bill V. Mullen, Rachel Peterson, Paula Rabinowitz, Rachel Rubin, James Smethurst, Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán

The essayists in Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left examine Ann Petry's relationship to left-wing political circles in the years following World War II.

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CONTRIBUTORS
John Charles, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Bill V. Mullen, Rachel Peterson, Paula Rabinowitz, Rachel Rubin, James Smethurst, Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán

The essayists in Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left examine Ann Petry's relationship to left-wing political circles in the years following World War II. Anthologies dedicated to African American writing, even those that consider the African American literary left, often exclude Petry (1908-1997). These essayists demonstrate how Petry's literary art, as well as her engagement in various community struggles, landed her squarely in a variety of progressive communities.

Through analyses of Petry's three novels, her short fiction, and her nonfiction, scholars identify her literary forms and aesthetics, including pulp fiction, Marxist analysis, literary naturalism, and the realism Petry used to explore early Cold War racial, sexual, and class politics. Although Petry is not readily placed in leftist circles, the essays collected here show her engagement in a number of events centered in post-WWII Harlem, such as the Bronx Slave Market protest concerning treatment of African American female domestic workers and her role as contributor to Harlem's radical periodical, the People's Voice. Essays show that Petry's writing provides an important link between the Popular Front of the 1930s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s.

Alex Lubin, assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954, published by University Press of Mississippi.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781578069712
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Publication date:
07/23/2007
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
179
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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