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Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

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Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel restores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African-American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation for the Harlem Renaissance ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published October 27th 2004 by University of Illinois Press (first published September 26th 2001)
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Feb 02, 2008 sdw rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: those interested in African American literary criticism
Recommended to sdw by: my dissertation director
This book aims to critically interrogate the narrative strategy of passing in 19th century African American fiction. The final chapter provides an overview of the dynamics within the field of literary criticism on African American fiction that has led to this neglect. The book serves more to provide a different view of pre-Harlem Renaissance fiction than to provide a specific overarching argument on the role of passing. Her argument is that passing in these texts should be viewed as a politicall ...more
May 21, 2014 Sarah rated it really liked it
Excellent- made me want to add some of these texts to my classes.
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