Ghetto Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature: Writing Apartheid

Ghetto Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature: Writing Apartheid

by Tyrone R. Simpson II

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Ghetto Images in Twentieth-Century American Literature: Writing Apartheid by Tyrone R. Simpson II

This book explores how six American writers have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. Using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history and sociology,Simpson explains how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781349297078
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 01/10/2016
Series: Future of Minority Studies
Edition description: 1st ed. 2012
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x (d)

About the Author

Tyrone R. Simpson II is an assistant professor in the Department of English as well as in Urban Studies, Africana Studies, and American Culture at Vassar College.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Living for the City: Reading Twentieth Century Ghettoes in Postmodern Times "The Love of Colour in Me": Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers (1928) and the Space of White Racial Manufacture "To Make a Man Out of You: Masculine Fantasies and White Failure in Michael Gold's Jews Without Money (1930)" "Jammed in Hemispherical Blackness": Looking Through Campy Transvestitism in Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn "'Enough to Make a Body Riot': Chester Himes, Melancholia, and the Postmodern Renovation" "In a World with No Address": Rescuing Ghetto Patriarchy in The Women of Brewster Place And the Arc of His Witness Explained Nothing: Black Flanerie and Traumatic Photorealism in Wideman's Two Cities Conclusion: Beyond the Manichean Literary Ghetto?

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