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The Resource Ethics of swagger : prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993, Michael DeRell Hill

Ethics of swagger : prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993, Michael DeRell Hill

Label
Ethics of swagger : prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993
Title
Ethics of swagger
Title remainder
prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993
Statement of responsibility
Michael DeRell Hill
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
After World War II and well beyond the Black Arts Movement, African American novelists struggled with white literary expectations imposed upon them. Aesthetics as varied as New Criticism and Deconstruction fueled these struggles, and black writers facing these struggles experienced an ethical crisis. Analyzing prizewinning, creative fellowship, and artistic style, this book considers what factors ended that crisis. The Ethics of Swagger explores how novelists who won major prizes between 1977 and 1993 helped move authors of black fiction through insecurity toward autonomy. Identifying these prizewinners David Bradley, Ernest Gaines, Charles Johnson, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor, Alice Walker, and John Edgar Wideman as a literary class, this book focuses on how they achieved imaginative freedom, recovered black literary traditions, and advanced the academic study of African American writing. The post Civil Rights era produced the most accomplished group of novelists in black literary history. As these authors worked in an integrating society, they subjected white narrative techniques to the golden mean of black cultural mores. This exposure compelled the mainstream to acknowledge fresh talent and prodded American society to honor its democratic convictions. Shaping national dialogues about merit, award-winning novelists from 1977 to 1993, the Black Archivists, used swagger to alter the options for black art and citizenship. -- Amazon.com
Cataloging source
OU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hill, Michael D.
Dewey number
813/.5409896073
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
H55 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Bradley, David
  • Gaines, Ernest J
  • Johnson, Charles
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Naylor, Gloria
  • Walker, Alice
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • Bradley, David
  • Gaines, Ernest J
  • Johnson, Charles
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Naylor, Gloria
  • Walker, Alice
  • Wideman, John Edgar
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
Label
Ethics of swagger : prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993, Michael DeRell Hill
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beloved and black prizewinning -- Authorized mentors : to Africa and back in The Color Purple and Middle Passage -- A Lesson Before Dying as style guide -- One to write on : communion without consensus in The Women of Brewster Place and Jazz -- Hunting inheritance in Song of Solomon and The Chaneysville Incident -- Measured achievement : Sent For You Yesterday's and Philadelphia Fire's failed artists
Control code
ocn816029654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780814212141
Lccn
2012041797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472265
System control number
(OCoLC)816029654
Label
Ethics of swagger : prizewinning African American novels, 1977-1993, Michael DeRell Hill
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-184) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Beloved and black prizewinning -- Authorized mentors : to Africa and back in The Color Purple and Middle Passage -- A Lesson Before Dying as style guide -- One to write on : communion without consensus in The Women of Brewster Place and Jazz -- Hunting inheritance in Song of Solomon and The Chaneysville Incident -- Measured achievement : Sent For You Yesterday's and Philadelphia Fire's failed artists
Control code
ocn816029654
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
195 pages
Isbn
9780814212141
Lccn
2012041797
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40022472265
System control number
(OCoLC)816029654

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