Calls and Responses
The American Novel of Slavery Since Gone With the WindeBook - 2008
In this comprehensive, groundbreaking study, Tim A. Ryan explores how American novelists since World War I have imagined the institution of slavery and the experience of those involved in it. Complicating the common assumption that authentic black-authored fiction about slavery is starkly opposed to the traditional, racist fiction (and history) created by whites, Ryan suggests that discourses about American slavery are--and have always been--defined by connections rather than disjunctions. Ryan contends that African American writers didn't merely reject and move beyond traditional portrayals of.
Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, Ă2008
Characteristics: 1 online resource (ix, 260 pages) data file,rda