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Afro-American literature in the twentieth century : [electronic resource] the achievement of intimacy / Michael G. Cooke.

By: Cooke, Michael G.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New Haven : Yale University Press, c1984Description: xiii, 241 p. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 0300032188 (alk. paper); 9780300032185 (alk. paper).Subject(s): American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism | American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism | African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century | African Americans in literature | Littérature américaine -- Auteurs noirs américains -- Histoire et critique | Littérature américaine -- 20e siècle -- Histoire et critique | Noirs américains dans la littérature | English literature American negro writers, 1900-1981 - Critical studies | Letterkunde | Amerikaans | Negers | Geschichte 1899-1981 | Geschichte 1900-1983 | Geschichte 1900- | Geschichte 1900-1980 | Literatur | USA | SchwarzeDDC classification: 810/.9/896073 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Introduction : Building on "signifying" and the blues -- Self-veiling : James Weldon Johnson, Charles Chesnutt, and Nella Larsen -- Solitude : the beginnings of self-realization in Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison -- Kinship : the power of association in Michael Harper and Eldridge Cleaver -- Intimacy : the interpenetration of the one and the all in Robert Hayden and Alice Walker -- Tragic and ironic denials of intimacy : Jean Toomer, James Baldwin, and Ishmael Reed -- After intimacy : the search for new meaning in recent black fiction.
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Bibliography: p. 227-234.

Includes index.

Introduction : Building on "signifying" and the blues -- Self-veiling : James Weldon Johnson, Charles Chesnutt, and Nella Larsen -- Solitude : the beginnings of self-realization in Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison -- Kinship : the power of association in Michael Harper and Eldridge Cleaver -- Intimacy : the interpenetration of the one and the all in Robert Hayden and Alice Walker -- Tragic and ironic denials of intimacy : Jean Toomer, James Baldwin, and Ishmael Reed -- After intimacy : the search for new meaning in recent black fiction.

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