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“Negroes, and Blood, and Horror”: William styron, Existential Freedom, and The Confessions of Nat Turner

Jonathan W. Gray

in Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This chapter discusses the controversy that resulted from a response to William Styron’s Pulitzer Prize-winning novel The Confessions of Nat Turner. In 1968, Beacon Press published William Styron’s ... More


Eating Nat Turner

Vincent Woodard

in The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814794616
eISBN:
9781479815807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814794616.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter examines the black radical movement of the 1960s to further illuminate the myriad social, spiritual, political, and moral implications of white hunger for and consumption of the black ... More


“Utmost Freedom of Imagination”: William Styron 1967

George Cotkin

in Feast of Excess: A Cultural History of the New Sensibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2015
ISBN:
9780190218478
eISBN:
9780190218508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190218478.003.0018
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century, Cultural History

Novelist William Styron had long thought about blurring the line between fact and fiction by writing about a black slave named Nat Turner, who had led a rebellion in the nineteenth-century South. By ... More


(W)Riting The Work and Working the Rites

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Taking its title from the preface to William Styron’s controversial 1970s novel, The Confessions of Nat Turner, Sherley Anne Williams’s “Meditations on History” problematizes the relation of literary ... More


Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination: Innocence by Association

Jonathan W. Gray

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617036491
eISBN:
9781621030539
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617036491.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

The statement, “The Civil Rights Movement changed America,” though true, has become something of a cliche. This book seeks to determine how, exactly, the Civil Rights Movement changed the literary ... More


The Stories of (O)Dessa

Mae G. Henderson

in Speaking in Tongues and Dancing Diaspora: Black Women Writing and Performing

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195116595
eISBN:
9780199375219
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195116595.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, Women's Literature

Opening with a prologue on Collen Stan’s narrative of sexual bondage, a cautionary tale reflecting slavery’s social and discursive legacy, this chapter introduces Sherley Anne Williams’s Dessa Rose. ... More


“History, Rooted in the Present”

Carlos Fuentes

in The Dixie Limited: Writers on William Faulkner and His Influence

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781496803382
eISBN:
9781496806789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496803382.003.0041
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

In this chapter, the author reflects on how history, in William Faulkner's novels, is rooted in the present, “where we can all come together in remembrance and desire.” The author recalls the dinner ... More


The Problem of Suffering in the Age of Prozac: A Case Study of the Depression Memoir

Christina Simko

in To Fix or to Heal: Patient Care, Public Health, and the Limits of Biomedicine

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781479878246
eISBN:
9781479884155
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479878246.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Personal stories about depression and anti-depressants have become a ubiquitous facet of American culture. Such depression memoirs represent a crucial forum for grappling with the problem of ... More


Securing the Border as a Creative Site: Southern Masculinities and the Urge to Tell

Mary Weaks-Baxter

in Leaving the South: Border Crossing Narratives and the Remaking of Southern Identity

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781496819598
eISBN:
9781496819635
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781496819598.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter looks at the American success story of the self-made man and how it was reinterpreted in the context of 20th Century Southern masculinity. Focusing on novels by Wolfe, Ellison, Styron, ... More


Introduction

Paul Biegler

in The Ethical Treatment of Depression: Autonomy through Psychotherapy

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262015493
eISBN:
9780262295628
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262015493.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Philosophy of Mind

Statistics show that depression is a major global health issue today. According to a description by William Styron, a writer who experienced depression first hand, “depression takes on the quality of ... More


Shame in General and Shame in Music

Jerrold Levinson

in Musical Concerns: Essays in Philosophy of Music

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2015
ISBN:
9780199669660
eISBN:
9780191800771
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199669660.003.0008
Subject:
Philosophy, Aesthetics

This chapter is organized into two largely independent parts. The first part offers general observations on the nature of shame, contrasting it with some neighbouring emotions, underlining its ... More


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