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The Resource Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, (electronic resource)

Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, (electronic resource)

Label
Literary ambition and the African American novel
Title
Literary ambition and the African American novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nowlin
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book shows how African American literature emerged as a world-recognized literature: less as the product of a seamless tradition of writers signifying upon their ancestors and more the product of three generations of ambitious, competitive individuals aiming to be the first great African American writer. It charts a canon of fictional landmarks, beginning with The House Behind the Cedars and culminating in the National Book Award-Winner Invisible Man, and tells the compelling stories of the careers of key African writers, including Charles Chesnutt, James Weldon Johnson, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison. These writers worked within the white-dominated, commercial, Eurocentric literary field to put African American literature on the world literary map, while struggling to transcend the cultural expectations attached to their position as 'Negro authors'. Literary Ambition and the African American Novel tells as much about the novels that these writers could not publish as it does about their major achievements.--
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http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nowlin, Michael Everett
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Cambridge Social Sciences eBooks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Authorship
Label
Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108699457
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Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108699457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108482073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122686557
Label
Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, (electronic resource)
Link
https://eui.idm.oclc.org/login?url=https://doi.org/10.1017/9781108699457
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
CR9781108699457
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108482073
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
digital, PDF file(s).
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122686557

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