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The Resource The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind, eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap

The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind, eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap

Label
The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind
Title
The racial imaginary
Title remainder
writers on race in the life of the mind
Statement of responsibility
eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap
Contributor
Editor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"To think of creativity in terms of transcendence is itself specific and partial--a lovely dream perhaps, but an inhuman one. "It is not only white writers who make a prize of transcendence, of course. Many writers of all backgrounds see the imagination as a historical, as a generative place where race doesn't and shouldn't enter, a place of bodies that transcend the legislative, the economic--in other words, transcend the stuff that doesn't lend itself much poetry. In this view the imagination is postracial, a posthistorical and postpolitical utopia. . . . To bring up race for these writers is to inch close to the anxious space of affirmative action, the scarring qualifieds. "So everyone is here."--Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, from the introduction In 2011, a poem published in a national magazine by a popular white male poet made use of a black female body. A conversation ensued, and ended. Claudia Rankine subsequently created Open Letter, a web forum for writers to relate the effects and affects of racial difference and to explore art's failure, thus far, to adequately imagine"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
TOH
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS228.R32
LC item number
R33 2015
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Rankine, Claudia
  • Loffreda, Beth
  • Cap, Max King
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • American literature
  • Poetry
  • African Americans in literature
  • Poetics
  • Identity politics
  • African Americans in literature
  • American literature
  • Identity politics
  • Poetics
  • Poetry
  • Race in literature
  • Race relations in literature
Label
The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind, eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
027948755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781934200797
Lccn
2015930807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind, eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
027948755
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
285 pages
Isbn
9781934200797
Lccn
2015930807
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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