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Race and the Literary Encounter (Black Literature from James Weldon Johnson to Percival Everett)

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What effect has the black literary imagination attempted to have on, in Toni Morrison’s words, "a race of readers that understands itself to be ‘universal’ or race-free"? How has black literature challenged the notion that reading is a race-neutral act? Race and the Literary Encounter takes as its focus several modern and contemporary African American narratives that not only narrate scenes of reading but also attempt to intervene in them. The texts interrupt, manage, and manipulate, employing thematic, formal, and performative strategies in order to multiply meanings for multiple readers, teach new ways of reading, and enable the emergence of antiracist reading subjects. Analyzing works by James Weldon Johnson, Zora Neale Hurston, Ralph Ellison, Jamaica Kincaid, Percival Everett, Sapphire, and Toni Morrison, Lesley Larkin covers a century of African American literature in search of the concepts and strategies that black writers have developed in order to address and theorize a diverse audience, and outlines the special contributions modern and contemporary African American literature makes to the fields of reader ethics and antiracist literary pedagogy.

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  • Product Details

    Author:
    Lesley Larkin
    Format:
    Hardcover
    Publisher:
    Indiana University Press (December 14, 2015)
    Language:
    English
    ISBN-13:
    9780253017581
    ISBN-10:
    0253017580
    Weight:
    0.84oz
    Dimensions:
    6" x 9"
    File:
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    TWO RIVERS
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    Pages:
    294
    Publisher Identifier:
    P-PER
    Discount Code:
    A
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