作者 Nicholls, David, 1965-
書名 Conjuring the folk : forms of modernity in African America / David G. Nicholls
出版項 Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, 2000
國際標準書號 0472110349
9780472110346
book jacket
館藏地 索書號 處理狀態 OPAC 訊息 條碼
 歐美所圖書館2F西文書區  810.9 N5147 2000    在架上    30500101086695
說明 xi, 180 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
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附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 157-169) and index
Conjuring the folk -- Modernism and the spectral folk: Jean Toomer's Cane -- Folklore and migrant labor: Zora Neale Hurston's Mules and men -- The folk as alternative modernity: Claude McKay's Banana bottom -- Rural modernity, migration, and the gender of autonomy: the novels of George Wylie Henderson -- The folk, the race, and class consciousness: Richard Wright's 12 million Black voices -- Conclusion: local histories and world historical narrative
"In a series of revisionary readings, Nicholls studies how the folk is shaped by the ideology of form. He examines the presence of a spectral folk in Toomer's modernist pastiche, Cane, and explores how Hurston presents folklore as a contemporary language of resistance in her ethnography, Mules and Men. In Claude McKay's naturalistic romance, Banana Bottom, Nicholls discovers the figuration of an alternative modernity in the heroine's recovery of her lost folk identity. He unearths the individualist ethos of Booker T. Washington in two novels by George Wylie Henderson and reveals how Richard Wright's photo-documentary history, 12 Million Black Voices, places the folk in a Marxian narrative of modernization that is moving toward class-consciousness."--Jacket
主題 American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
Literature and folklore -- United States -- History -- 20th century
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Modernism (Literature) -- United States
African Americans in literature
African Americans -- Folklore
Folklore in literature