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作者 Petesch, Donald A
書名 A spy in the enemy's country : the emergence of modern Black literature / by Donald A. Petesch
出版項 Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1989
國際標準書號 0877452237 (hardback)
9780877452232 (hardback)
0877453225 (paperback)
9780877453222 (paperback)
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 P44299sp 1989    在架上    30500100557399
 歐美所圖書館地下室  810.9 P44299sp 1989 c.2  在架上  撤架區  30500100470270
版本 1st ed
說明 xi, 287 pages ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
附註 Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-273)
Part one. Introduction -- Some motes in the nineteenth-century eye : on literary taste, the perception of difference, and white images of Blacks -- Differences in perception : Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, Walden, and Invisible Man -- The probable and ordinary course of man's experience : antiromance tendencies in the Black literary tradition -- The experience of power and powerlessness and its expression in the literature -- The day had passed forever when I could be a slave in fact : the gathering of a self -- Who gave you a master and a mistress? God gave them to me : the role of morality in Black literature -- A spy in the enemy's country : masking in Black literature --
Part two. Introduction -- Charles W. Chesnutt -- James Weldon Johnson -- Wallace Thurman -- Nella Larsen -- Jean Toomer -- Conclusion
Also issued online
In Part One I examine the literary, historical, and social contexts within which the emerging Black literature took root. Conditions encouraged certain qualities in the literature, qualities which have persisted as racism has persisted: 1) a collective point of view; 2) the mimetic mode; 3) a sensitivity to the play of power; 4) a consciousness of the fragility of the self; 5) a predilection for the moral imperative; and 6) a recurrence of the tactic of masking. The preoccupation with identity and the self, among the writers considered in Part Two, grows out of the pressures explored in Part One. - p. x
鏈接 Online version: Petesch, Donald A. Spy in the enemy's country. 1st ed. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1989 (OCoLC)598233792
主題 American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life
African Americans in literature
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