The Coupling Convention: Tradition and the Black Female Talent [NOOK Book]

The Coupling Convention: Tradition and the Black Female Talent

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780195359114
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • Publication date: 11/25/1993
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 385 KB

Table of Contents

Introduction: Conventional Criticism and Unconventional Black Literature 3
1 The Coupling Convention: Novel Views of Love and Marriage 13
2 Literary Passionlessness and the Black Woman Question in the 1890s 30
3 Women, Men, and Marriage in the Ideal Estate 48
4 Blues Notes on Black Sexuality: Sex and the Texts of the Twenties and Thirties 66
5 The Bourgeois, Wedding Bell Blues of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen 86
6 Stoning the Romance: Passion, Patriarchy, and the Modern Marriage Plot 110
Conclusion: Marriage, Tradition, and the Individualized Talent 143
Notes 149
Bibliography 173
Index 195
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