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"The most consistently rewarding of the recent anthologies focusing on Afro-American women's writing... " --Modern Fiction Studies

"... successfully [exposes] the core of Black women's writing and confidently [places] it within the American literary tradition." --Belles Lettres

Black women have been writing and publishing fiction for more than a century, yet little is known of their literary history, their influence on each other, or the significance of their work to the American literary tradition. All the contributors implicitly address the question of how this recovered tradition reshapes our understanding of American literature.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Zora Neale Hurston, Alice Walker, and the "Ancient Power" of Black Women

Marjorie Pryse

1 Adding Color and Contour to Early American Self-Portraitures: Autobiographical Writings of Afro-American Women

Frances Smith Foster

2 Green-eyed Monsters of the Slavocracy: Jealous Mistresses in Two Slave Narratives

Minrose C. Gwin

3 Pauline Hopkins: Our Literary Foremother

Claudia Tate

4 Out of the Woods and into the World: A Study of Interracial Friendships between Women in the American Novels

Elizabeth Schultz

5 The Neglected Dimension of Jessie Redmon Fauset

Deborah E. McDowell

6 Ann Petry's Demythologizing of American Culture and Afro-American Character

Bernard W. Bell

7 "Pattern against the Sky": Deism and Motherhood in Ann Petry's The Street

Marjorie Pryse

8 Jubilee: The Black Woman's Celebration of Human Community

Minrose C. Gwin

9 Chosen Place, Timeless People: Some Figurations on the New World

Hortense J. Spillers

10 Lady No Longer Sings the Blues: Rape, Madness, and Silence in The Bluest Eye

Madonne M. Miner

11 Recitation to the Griot: Storytelling and Learning in Toni Marrison's Song of Solomon

Joseph T. Skerrett, Jr.

12 The Wise Witches: Black Women Mentors in the Fiction of Octavia E. Butler

Thelma J. Shinn

13 "What It Is I Think She's Doing Anyhow": A Reading of Toni Cade Bambara's The Salt Eaters

Gloria T. Hull

14 Trajectories of Self-Definition: Placing Contemporary Afro-American Women's Fiction

Barbara Christian

Afterword: Cross-Currents, Discontinuities: Black Women's Fiction

Hortnese J. Spillers

The Contributors

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253314079
Subtitle:
Black Women, Fiction, and Literary Tradition
Author:
Spillers, Hortense J.
Author:
Pyrse, Majorie
Author:
Pryse, Marjorie Lee
Author:
Spillers, Hortense J.
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Women in literature
Subject:
African American women in literature
Subject:
Influence (literary, artistic, etc.)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
American
Subject:
African American Studies
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Everywoman: Studies in History, Literature, and Culture
Series Volume:
98-62
Publication Date:
19851222
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
276
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 1.01 in 1.31 lb

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