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Author: Bernard W. Bell
Publisher: Univ of Massachusetts Press
Release Date: 2004
Size: 24.23 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 490
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Book by Bernard W. Bell, The Contemporary African American Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Contemporary African American Novel books, In 1987 Bernard W. Bell published "The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition", a comprehensive interpretive history of more than 150 novels written by African Americans from 1853 to 1983. This is a sequel and companion to the earlier work, expanding the coverage to 2001.




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Author: Emmanuel Sampath Nelson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Release Date: 1999-01-01
Size: 33.78 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 530
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Book by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson, Contemporary African American Novelists Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary African American Novelists books, During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.




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Contemporary African American Literature PDF
Author: Lovalerie King
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Release Date: 2013-08-28
Size: 27.12 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 392
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Book by Lovalerie King, Contemporary African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary African American Literature books, In this volume, Lovalerie King and Shirley Moody-Turner have compiled a collection of essays that offer access to some of the most innovative contemporary black fiction while addressing important issues in current African American literary studies. Distinguished scholars Houston Baker, Trudier Harris, Darryl Dickson-Carr, and Maryemma Graham join writers and younger scholars to explore the work of Toni Morrison, Edward P. Jones, Trey Ellis, Paul Beatty, Mat Johnson, Kyle Baker, Danzy Senna, Nikki Turner, and many others. The collection is bracketed by a foreword by novelist and graphic artist Mat Johnson, one of the most exciting and innovative contemporary African American writers, and an afterword by Alice Randall, author of the controversial parody The Wind Done Gone. Together, King and Moody-Turner make the case that diversity, innovation, and canon expansion are essential to maintaining the vitality of African American literary studies.




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Author: Wendy Alexia Rountree
Publisher:
Release Date: 2001
Size: 59.94 MB
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Pages : 488
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Book by Wendy Alexia Rountree, The Contemporary African American Female Bildungsroman Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Contemporary African American Female Bildungsroman books, This dissertation analyzes how contemporary African-American women writers transform the Euro-American Bildungsroman into a suitable vehicle to express the experiences and aspirations of Black girls. Writers such as Toni Morrison, Gwendolyn Brooks, Gayl Jones, Sapphire, Ntozake Shange, Thulani Davis, and Jacqueline Woodson use African-American cultural references, young women's issues, and orature to create contemporary African-American female Bildungsromane that accurately depict Black girls' lives. In the process, these writers reveal how "race," gender, and class as they exist in a racist society have complicated the maturation process of Black adolescents. Chapters One through Three explore specific issues that are important to the lives of young Black girls, silencing and sexual violence, western standards of beauty, and integration into an unwelcoming "white space" during the Civil Rights Era. Chapter Four compares and contrasts the depictions of young Black girls in novels written specifically for a young adult audience with those written for an adult audience. Ultimately, this literary study illustrates how young Black girls as depicted in the novels struggle to develop healthy cultural and individual identities despite the presence of racism and sexism in their lives.




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Author: Dana A. Williams
Publisher:
Release Date: 2009
Size: 16.57 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 181
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Book by Dana A. Williams, Contemporary African American Fiction Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary African American Fiction books, In Contemporary African American Fiction: New Critical Essays, edited by Dana A. Williams, eight contributors examine trends and ideas which characterize African American fiction since 1970. They investigate many of the key inquiries which inform discussions about the condition of contemporary African American fiction. The range of queries is wide and varied. How does African American fiction represent the changing times in America and the world? How are these changes reflected in narrative strategies or in narrative content? How do contemporary fictionists engage diasporic Africanisms, or how do they renegotiate Americanism? What is the impact of cultural production, gender, sexuality, nationality, and ethnicity on this fiction? How does contemporary African American fiction reconstruct or rewrite earlier “classic” African American, American, or world literature? Authors under study include Ernest J. Gaines, Ishmael Reed, Edwidge Danticat, Octavia E. Butler, Olympia Vernon, Toni Morrison, and Reginald McKnight, among others. These essays remind us that the African American literary tradition is about survival and liberation. The tradition is similarly about probing, challenging, changing, and redirecting accepted ways of thinking to ensure the wellness and the freedom of its community cohorts. The essays identify new ways contemporary African American fiction continues the tradition's liberatory inclinations—they interrogate the ways in which antecedent texts and traditions influence contemporary texts to create new traditions.




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The Contemporary African American Novel PDF
Author: Emine Lâle Demirtürk
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Release Date: 2012
Size: 36.10 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 227
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Book by Emine Lâle Demirtürk, The Contemporary African American Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Contemporary African American Novel books, This book examines how African American novels explore instances of racialization that are generated through discursive practices of whiteness in the interracial social encounters of everyday life. African American fictional representations of the city have political significance in that the "neo-urban" novel, a term that refers to those novels published in post-1990s, explores the possibility of a dialogic communication with the American society at large.




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Contemporary African American Cinema PDF
Author: Sheril D. Antonio
Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated
Release Date: 2002
Size: 58.57 MB
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Category : Performing Arts
Languages : en
Pages : 137
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Contemporary African American Cinema

Book by Sheril D. Antonio, Contemporary African American Cinema Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Contemporary African American Cinema books, Locating contemporary Black filmmaking squarely within the mainstream film industry, Antonio (film, television, and new media, New York U.) explores New Jack City, Boyz N the Hood, Juice, Just Another Girl on the I.R.T., and Clockers. She argues that these films simultaneously pushed African American political and social aspirations while existing in the space of the classic American gangster genre. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR.




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Violence in the Contemporary American Novel PDF
Author: James Richard Giles
Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Release Date: 2000
Size: 72.14 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 161
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Violence In The Contemporary American Novel

Book by James Richard Giles, Violence In The Contemporary American Novel Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Violence In The Contemporary American Novel books, Framing his study with two cases of violence involving children in Chicago, he notes the degree to which violence in the novels is perpetrated by adults against children or, even more shockingly, by children against children.".




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Author: Ashraf H. A. Rushdy
Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press
Release Date: 2003-01-14
Size: 64.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 224
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Remembering Generations

Book by Ashraf H. A. Rushdy, Remembering Generations Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Remembering Generations books, Slavery is America's family secret, a partially hidden phantom that continues to haunt our national imagination. Remembering Generations explores how three contemporary African American writers artistically represent this notion in novels about the enduring effects of slavery on the descendants of slaves in the post-civil rights era. Focusing on Gayl Jones's Corregidora (1975), David Bradley's The Chaneysville Incident (1981), and Octavia Butler's Kindred (1979), Ashraf Rushdy situates these works in their cultural moment of production, highlighting the ways in which they respond to contemporary debates about race and family. Tracing the evolution of this literary form, he considers such works as Edward Ball's Slaves in the Family (1998), in which descendants of slaveholders expose the family secrets of their ancestors. Remembering Generations examines how cultural works contribute to social debates, how a particular representational form emerges out of a specific historical epoch, and how some contemporary intellectuals meditate on the issue of historical responsibility--of recognizing that the slave past continues to exert an influence on contemporary American society.




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