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Charles, John C., 1968-
Abandoning the Black hero : sympathy and privacy in the postwar African American white-life novel / John C. Charles
Alternate Title Sympathy and privacy in the postwar African American white-life novel
New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, c2013
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 4th Floor  PS374.N4 C47 2013    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century
Whites in literature
Race in literature
Physical Description xi, 263 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [211]-256) and index
Contents "I'm regarded fatally as a Negro writer" : mid-twentieth century racial discourse and the rise of the white-life novel -- The home and the street: Ann Petry's "rage for privacy" -- White masks and queer prisons -- Sympathy for the master : reforming southern white manhood in Frank Yerby's The Foxes of Harrow -- Talk about the South : unspeakable things unspoken in Zora Neale Hurston's Seraph on the Suwanee -- The unfinished project of western modernity : savage holiday, moral slaves, and the problem of freedom in Cold War America

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