The Cambridge Companion to the African American Novel by Maryemma Graham

By Maryemma Graham

The Cambridge better half to the African American Novel offers new essays protecting the only hundred and fifty yr heritage of the African American novel. specialists within the box from the U.S. and Europe tackle a number of the significant concerns within the style: passing, the Protest novel, the Blues novel, and womanism between others. The essays are choked with clean insights for college kids into the symbolic, aesthetic, and political functionality of canonical and non-canonical fiction. Chapters study works by means of Ralph Ellison, Leon Forrest, Toni Morrison, Ishmael Reed, Alice Walker, John Edgar Wideman, and so forth. They mirror a variety of severe equipment meant to urged new and skilled readers to think about the African American novel as a cultural and literary act of striking importance. This quantity, together with a chronology and advisor to additional studying, is a crucial source for college kids and lecturers alike.

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