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The Resource The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken

The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken

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The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast
Title
The blue stain
Title remainder
a novel of a racial outcast
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Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
Hugo Bettauer's The Blue Stain, a novel of racial mixing and "passing," starts and ends in Georgia but also takes the reader to Vienna and New York. First published in 1922, the novel tells the story of Carletto, son of a white European academic and an African American daughter of former slaves, who, having passed as white in Europe and fled to America after losing his fortune, resists being seen as "black" before ultimately accepting that identity and joining the early movement for civil rights. Never before translated into English, this is the first novel in which a German-speaking European author addresses early twentieth-century racial politics in the United States - not only in the South but also in the North. There is an irony, however: while Bettauer's narrative aims to sanction a white/European egalitarianism with respect to race, it nevertheless exhibits its own brand of racism by asserting that African Americans need extensive enculturation before they are to be valued as human beings. The novel therefore serves as a unique historical account of transnational and transcultural racial attitudes of the period that continue to reverberate in our present globalized world. Hugo Bettauer (1872-1925) was a prolific Austrian writer and journalist, a very early victim of the Nazis. Peter Höyng is Associate Professor of German Studies at Emory University. Chauncey J. Mellor is Professor of German at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Kenneth R. Janken is Professor of African American and Diaspora Studies at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
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1872-1925
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Bettauer, Hugo
Dewey number
833/.912
Index
index present
LC call number
PT2603.E857
LC item number
B413 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • 1942-
  • 1956-
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  • Höyng, Peter
  • Mellor, Chauncey J.
  • Janken, Kenneth Robert
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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  • Racially mixed people
  • Civil rights movements
  • Race relations
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The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
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CR9781787440876
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1 online resource (xxxiii, 146 pages)
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online
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9781787440876
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computer
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rdamedia
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The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
Publication
Note
Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 31 Aug 2018)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781787440876
Extent
1 online resource (xxxiii, 146 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781787440876
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote

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