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All Stories Are TrueHistory, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

All Stories Are True: History, Myth, and Trauma in the Work of John Edgar Wideman

Tracie Church Guzzio

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617030048
eISBN:
9781617030055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617030048.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book provides a full-length study of John Edgar Wideman’s entire oeuvre to date. Specifically, it examines the ways in which Wideman engages with three crucial themes—history, myth, and ... More

The Black Cultural FrontBlack Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

The Black Cultural Front: Black Writers and Artists of the Depression Generation

Brian Dolinar

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617032691
eISBN:
9781617032707
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617032691.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book describes how the social and political movements that grew out of the Depression facilitated the left turn of several African American artists and writers. The Communist-led John Reed Clubs ... More

Can Anything Beat White?A Black Family's Letters

Can Anything Beat White?: A Black Family's Letters

Elisabeth Petry (ed.)

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617033209
eISBN:
9781617030680
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617033209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Ann Petry (1908–1997) achieved prominence during a period in which few black women were published with regularity in America. Her novels Country Place (1947) and The Narrows (1988), along with ... More

Finding a Way HomeA Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Owen E. Brady and Derek C. Maus (eds)

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604730883
eISBN:
9781604733358
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In this book, thirteen chapters by scholars from four countries trace Walter Mosley’s distinctive approach to representing African American responses to the feeling of homelessness in an inhospitable ... More

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Passing in the Works of Charles W. Chesnutt

Susan Prothro Wright and Ernestine Pickens Glass (eds)

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604734164
eISBN:
9781621036050
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604734164.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This is a book that reevaluates Charles W. Chesnutt’s deft manipulation of the “passing” theme to expand understanding of the author’s fiction and nonfiction. Nine chapters apply a variety of ... More

Perspectives on Percival Everett

Perspectives on Percival Everett

Keith B. Mitchell and Robin G. Vander (eds)

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036828
eISBN:
9781617036835
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Percival Everett writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays, and is one of the most prolific, acclaimed, yet under-examined African-American writers working today. Although to date, Everett has ... More

The Postwar African American NovelProtest and Discontent, 1945-1950

The Postwar African American Novel: Protest and Discontent, 1945-1950

Stephanie Brown

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604739732
eISBN:
9781604739749
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604739732.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

Americans in the World War II era bought the novels of African American writers in unprecedented numbers. However, the names on the books lining shelves and filling barracks trunks were not the ... More

Shaping MemoriesReflections of African American Women Writers

Shaping Memories: Reflections of African American Women Writers

Joanne Veal Gabbin (ed.)

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732740
eISBN:
9781604734713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732740.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book offers short chapters by notable black women writers on pivotal moments that strongly influenced their careers. With chapters by such figures as novelist Paule Marshall, folklorist Daryl ... More

The Souls of White FolkAfrican American Writers Theorize Whiteness

The Souls of White Folk: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness

Veronica T. Watson

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781617038891
eISBN:
9781621039808
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617038891.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The Souls of White Folks: African American Writers Theorize Whiteness is the first study to consider the substantial body of African American writing that critiques Whiteness as social construction ... More

Unexpected PlacesRelocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Unexpected Places: Relocating Nineteenth-Century African American Literature

Eric Gardner

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604732832
eISBN:
9781604732849
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604732832.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

In January of 1861, on the eve of both the Civil War and the rebirth of the African Methodist Episcopal Church’s Christian Recorder, John Mifflin Brown wrote to the paper praising its editor Elisha ... More

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