25 Books to Read Before You Die
 
 

Recently Viewed clear list


The Powell's Playlist | August 8, 2014

Peter Mendelsund: IMG The Powell's Playlist: Water Music by Peter Mendelsund



We "see" when we read, and we "see" when we listen. There are many ways in which music can create the cross-sensory experience of this seeing...... Continue »
  1. $11.87 Sale Trade Paper add to wish list

spacer
Qualifying orders ship free.
$28.95
New Trade Paper
Ships in 1 to 3 days
Add to Wishlist
available for shipping or prepaid pickup only
Available for In-store Pickup
in 7 to 12 days
Qty Store Section
25 Remote Warehouse Literary Criticism- General

Sweet Home: Invisible Cities in the Afro-American Novel

by

Sweet Home: Invisible Cities in the Afro-American Novel Cover

 

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

In this groundbreaking book Charles Scruggs identifies the black urban experience as a driving force behind the twentieth-century Afro-American novel, resulting in a rich fictional tradition that runs from Paul Laurence Dunbar's The Sport of the Gods through Toni Morrison's Beloved.

Scruggs begins by discussing the treatment of the Great Migration to the city in Afro-American writing from W. E. B. DuBois and Dunbar through the Harlem writers, establishing both the continuities and breaks between that tradition and that of the writers coming after the Depression. He then considers how four post-Harlem Renaissance novelists — Richard Wright, James Baldwin, Ralph Ellison, and Toni Morrison — conceive of the modern city. Scruggs shows how these four writers see the Afro-American's relationship to elite, popular, and mass forms of culture in city life. He also explores the ways in which their writing presents alternative spaces that exist alongside of, and often counter to, the visible configurations of the dominant culture.

Synopsis:

This text identifies the black urban experience as a driving force behind the 20th-century Afro-American novel, resulting in a fictional tradition that runs from Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Sport of the Gods" through to Toni Morrison's "Beloved".

Synopsis:

Scruggs begins by discussing the treatment of the Great Migration to the city in Afro-American writing from W.E.B. DuBois and Dunbar through the Harlem writers, establishing both the Harlem writers, establishing both the continuities and breaks between that tradition and that of the writers coming after the depression.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780801851278
Author:
Scruggs, Charles
Publisher:
Johns Hopkins University Press
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
History & Criticism *
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Publication Date:
19950331
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
308
Dimensions:
8.99x6.04x.78 in. .97 lbs.

Other books you might like

  1. Journey Back : Issues in Black... Used Trade Paper $17.00
  2. The Last Avant-Garde: The Making of... New Trade Paper $22.00
  3. Atrocity and Amnesia: The Political... New Trade Paper $74.25
  4. The secret museum :pornography in... Used Hardcover $4.50
  5. Facing Black and Jew: Literature as... New Trade Paper $59.25
  6. The Green Breast of the New World:... New Trade Paper $30.25

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » History of Medicine
History and Social Science » Politics » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General

Sweet Home: Invisible Cities in the Afro-American Novel New Trade Paper
0 stars - 0 reviews
$28.95 In Stock
Product details 308 pages Johns Hopkins University Press - English 9780801851278 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , This text identifies the black urban experience as a driving force behind the 20th-century Afro-American novel, resulting in a fictional tradition that runs from Paul Laurence Dunbar's "The Sport of the Gods" through to Toni Morrison's "Beloved".
"Synopsis" by , Scruggs begins by discussing the treatment of the Great Migration to the city in Afro-American writing from W.E.B. DuBois and Dunbar through the Harlem writers, establishing both the Harlem writers, establishing both the continuities and breaks between that tradition and that of the writers coming after the depression.
spacer
spacer
  • back to top
Follow us on...




Powell's City of Books is an independent bookstore in Portland, Oregon, that fills a whole city block with more than a million new, used, and out of print books. Shop those shelves — plus literally millions more books, DVDs, and gifts — here at Powells.com.