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Figures in Black : [electronic resource] words, signs, and the "racial" self / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

By: Gates, Henry Louis.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987Description: xxxii, 311 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.ISBN: 019503564X (alk. paper); 9780195035643 (alk. paper); 0195060741 (pbk); 9780195060744 (pbk).Subject(s): American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism | African Americans -- Intellectual life | African Americans in literature | Slavery in literature | Race in literature | English literature By Black persons | United States | Littérature américaine -- Auteurs noirs américains -- Histoire et critique | Noirs américains dans la littérature | Esclavage dans la littérature | Conscience de race dans la littérature | Negers | Literatuur | Rassenverhoudingen | SemiotiekDDC classification: 810/.9/896073 | 813/.54/09896073 Other classification: 17.82 Online resources: Publisher description | Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library
Contents:
Literary theory and the black tradition -- The literature of the slave. Phillis Wheatley and the nature of the negro -- Binary oppositions in chapter one of Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, and American slave. Written by himself -- Frederick Douglass and the language of the self -- Parallel discursive universes: Fictions of the self in Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig -- Black structures of feeling. Dis and dat: Dialect and the descent -- The same difference: Reading Jean Toomer, 1923-1983 -- Songs of a racial self: On Sterling A. Brown -- The "blackness of blackness": A critique of the sign and the signifying monkey.
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Bibliography: p. 277-296.

Includes index.

Literary theory and the black tradition -- The literature of the slave. Phillis Wheatley and the nature of the negro -- Binary oppositions in chapter one of Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass, and American slave. Written by himself -- Frederick Douglass and the language of the self -- Parallel discursive universes: Fictions of the self in Harriet E. Wilson's Our Nig -- Black structures of feeling. Dis and dat: Dialect and the descent -- The same difference: Reading Jean Toomer, 1923-1983 -- Songs of a racial self: On Sterling A. Brown -- The "blackness of blackness": A critique of the sign and the signifying monkey.

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