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The Development of the Black Psyche in Writings of John Oliver Killens, 1916-1987
     

The Development of the Black Psyche in Writings of John Oliver Killens, 1916-1987

by Paul R. Lehman
 
From 1619 and the beginning of slavery in America to the 1960s, many Black Americans viewed themselves through the eyes of their White-dominated society, says Lehman (English, U. of Central Oklahoma) and many attribute a change in that perspective to the civil disorders of the 1960s. Within that context, he examines the fiction of Killens to trace what Killens calls

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From 1619 and the beginning of slavery in America to the 1960s, many Black Americans viewed themselves through the eyes of their White-dominated society, says Lehman (English, U. of Central Oklahoma) and many attribute a change in that perspective to the civil disorders of the 1960s. Within that context, he examines the fiction of Killens to trace what Killens calls the Black psyche, exploring why a Black revolution is necessary, demonstrating how the tenets of the Black revolution are employed in fiction, and highlighting the function of the new Black writers. He focuses on the novels Youngblood, And Then We Heard Thunder, 'Sippi, and The Cotillion, published between 1954 and 1971. The text is double spaced. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780773465916
Publisher:
Mellen, Edwin Press, The
Publication date:
01/28/2003
Series:
Black Studies
Pages:
142
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.06(h) x (d)

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