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The contemporary African American novel: : its folk roots and modern literary branches, Bernard W. Bell

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The contemporary African American novel: : its folk roots and modern literary branches
Title
The contemporary African American novel:
Title remainder
its folk roots and modern literary branches
Statement of responsibility
Bernard W. Bell
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Language
eng
Summary
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. The book won the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the College Language Association and was reprinted five times. Now Bell has produced a new volume that serves as a sequel and companion to the earlier work, expanding the coverage to 2001. Bell also refines and extends his interpretive model for reading texts by African American writers, a model based on the vernacular forms of expression of his childhood, the literary theories of Ralph Ellison, and the writings on double-consciousness of W. E. B. Du Bois. T; he book begins with a personal essay in which Bell traces the evolution of his thinking about sociohistorical and sociocultural approaches to literature. He goes on to apply these approaches to the work of hundreds of black novelists whose work has been published since 1853. His primary focus, however, is on some forty novels and romances published between 1983 and 2001, including works by Gayl Jones, Toni Cade Bambara, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, Albert Murray, Gloria Naylor, Al Young, David Bradley, Leon Forrest, and Charles Johnson, as well as the neo-Black Aesthetic novelists Nathaniel Mackey, Trey Ellis, Percival L. Everett, and Colson Whitehead.; In acknowledging the diversity of the tradition of the novel, Bell also examines the science fiction of Samuel Delany and Octavia Butler, the gay novels of E. Lynn Harris, Larry Duplechan, and Randall Kenan, and the detective narratives of Barbara Neely and Walter Mosley. The result is a book of impressive scope and accomplishment - an essential work for any serious student of African American literature
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Bell, Bernard W
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no index present
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non fiction
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  • Folklore in literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • Literature and folklore
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
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The contemporary African American novel: : its folk roots and modern literary branches, Bernard W. Bell
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Sequel to: The Afro-American novel and its tradition
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not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-461) and index
Control code
ocn794701593
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 490 p.
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online
Isbn
9781558494732
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remote
Label
The contemporary African American novel: : its folk roots and modern literary branches, Bernard W. Bell
Publication
Note
Sequel to: The Afro-American novel and its tradition
Antecedent source
not applicable
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 429-461) and index
Control code
ocn794701593
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxviii, 490 p.
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781558494732
Specific material designation
remote

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