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Harris, Trudier
The scary Mason-Dixon Line : African American writers and the South / Trudier Harris
Alternate Title African American writers and the South
Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 4th Floor  PS153.N5 H293 2009    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
Subject Southern States -- In literature
Subject(s) African Americans in literature
Fear in literature
Slavery -- Psychological aspects
Racism -- Psychological aspects
African Americans -- Race identity
African Americans -- Psychology
Literature and history -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Physical Description xi, 247 p. ; 22 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-233) and index
Contents Introduction : Southern black writers no matter where they are born -- Such a frightening musical form : James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie (1964) -- Fear of manhood in the wake of systemic racism in Ernest J. Gaines's "Three men" (1968) -- The irresistible appeal of slavery : fear of losing the self in Octavia E. Butler's Kindred (1979) -- Owning the script, owning the self : transcendence of fear in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose (1986) -- 10,000 miles from Dixie and still in the South : fear of transplanted racism in Yusef Komunyakaa's Vietnam poetry : Dien cai dau (1988) -- Fear of family, Christianity, and the self : Southern black "othering" in Randall Kenan's A visitation of spirits (1989) -- A haunting diary and a slasher quilt : using dynamic folk communities to combat terror in Phyllis Alesia Perry's Stigmata (1998) -- Domesticating fear : Tayari Jones's mission in Leaving Atlanta (2002) -- The worst fear imaginable : black slave owners in Edward P. Jones's The known world (2003) -- No fear; or, autoerotic creativity : how Raymond Andrews pleasures himself in Baby Sweet's (1983)
Series Southern literary studies

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