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In the shadow of the Black beast [electronic resource] : African American masculinity in the Harlem and Southern renaissances / Andrew B. Leiter.

By: Leiter, Andrew B, 1972-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Southern literary studies: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2010Description: 1 online resource (x, 283 p.).ISBN: 9780807137536 (electronic bk.); 0807137537 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism | African American men in literature | African Americans in literature | Masculinity in literature | African American men -- Race identity | American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism | Harlem Renaissance | LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- GeneralGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: In the shadow of the Black beast.DDC classification: 813/.509352996073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction: literary renaissance and the interracial "sex factor" -- Sexual victims and black beasts in the nineteenth century -- One-drop men in the shadow of the beast: Walter White and James Weldon Johnson -- Sexual transgressions and the battle at the racial border: Schuyler's Black no more and Faulkner's Light in August -- Black beasts and the historical imaginations of Margaret Mitchell and Allen Tate -- The end of the chaste icon and the embrace of the beast: Caldwell's Trouble in July and Wright's Native son -- Conclusion: bigger and the black beast revenge narrative.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Introduction: literary renaissance and the interracial "sex factor" -- Sexual victims and black beasts in the nineteenth century -- One-drop men in the shadow of the beast: Walter White and James Weldon Johnson -- Sexual transgressions and the battle at the racial border: Schuyler's Black no more and Faulkner's Light in August -- Black beasts and the historical imaginations of Margaret Mitchell and Allen Tate -- The end of the chaste icon and the embrace of the beast: Caldwell's Trouble in July and Wright's Native son -- Conclusion: bigger and the black beast revenge narrative.

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