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The Resource Ride out the wilderness : geography and identity in Afro-American literature, Melvin Dixon

Ride out the wilderness : geography and identity in Afro-American literature, Melvin Dixon

Label
Ride out the wilderness : geography and identity in Afro-American literature
Title
Ride out the wilderness
Title remainder
geography and identity in Afro-American literature
Statement of responsibility
Melvin Dixon
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Often considered alienated from mainstream culture and consigned to negative environments, Afro-American writers have created alternative spatial and geographical metaphors to develop a positive sense of individual and cultural identity. Melvin Dixon demonstrates how three principal figures of the land--the wilderness, the underground, and the mountaintop--have become places of refuge and cultural revitalization for the performance of identity, from early slave songs and fugitive narratives to modern and contemporary fiction"--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-1992
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dixon, Melvin
Dewey number
810/.9/896
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
D58 1987
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Toomer, Jean
  • McKay, Claude
  • Wright, Richard
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Imamu Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones)
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • Walker, Alice
  • Baldwin, James
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Baldwin, James
  • Ellison, Ralph
  • Hurston, Zora Neale
  • McKay, Claude
  • Morrison, Toni
  • Toomer, Jean
  • Walker, Alice
  • Wright, Richard
  • American literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • African Americans
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Identity (Psychology) in literature
  • Landscapes in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
Label
Ride out the wilderness : geography and identity in Afro-American literature, Melvin Dixon
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
Go in the wilderness. We'll stand the storm : slave songs and narratives -- Down in the lonesome valley. Wake the nations underground : Jean Toomer and Claude McKay. Trouble about my grave : Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and LeRoi Jones. Keep me from sinking down : Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones -- Way up on the mountain. Rocks gonna cry out : James Baldwin. Like an eagle in the air : Toni Morrison
Control code
ocm15107963
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 182 pages
Isbn
9780252014147
Lccn
86030918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Ride out the wilderness : geography and identity in Afro-American literature, Melvin Dixon
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 171-176) 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
Go in the wilderness. We'll stand the storm : slave songs and narratives -- Down in the lonesome valley. Wake the nations underground : Jean Toomer and Claude McKay. Trouble about my grave : Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, and LeRoi Jones. Keep me from sinking down : Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones -- Way up on the mountain. Rocks gonna cry out : James Baldwin. Like an eagle in the air : Toni Morrison
Control code
ocm15107963
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 182 pages
Isbn
9780252014147
Lccn
86030918
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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