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The Resource Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria, Canada

Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria, Canada

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Literary ambition and the African American novel
Title
Literary ambition and the African American novel
Statement of responsibility
Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria, Canada
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
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 than 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-winning 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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nowlin, Michael Everett
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
N69 2019eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Authorship
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • Authorship
  • United States
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria, Canada
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The First Negro Novelist": Charles Chesnutt's point of view and the emergence of African American literature -- James Weldon Johnson's dream of literary greatness and his groundwork for an African American literary renaissance -- The strange literary career of Jean Toomer -- Wallace Thurman's judgment and the rush toward Modernism -- Zora Neale Hurston and the great unwritten -- Richard Wright's Compromises: radicalism and celebrity as paths to literary freedom -- "Literary to a Fault": the singular triumph of Ralph Ellison
Control code
1122686557
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108699457
Lccn
2019028673
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES NON-LINEAR PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122686557
Label
Literary ambition and the African American novel, Michael Nowlin, University of Victoria, Canada
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
"The First Negro Novelist": Charles Chesnutt's point of view and the emergence of African American literature -- James Weldon Johnson's dream of literary greatness and his groundwork for an African American literary renaissance -- The strange literary career of Jean Toomer -- Wallace Thurman's judgment and the rush toward Modernism -- Zora Neale Hurston and the great unwritten -- Richard Wright's Compromises: radicalism and celebrity as paths to literary freedom -- "Literary to a Fault": the singular triumph of Ralph Ellison
Control code
1122686557
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 255 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781108699457
Lccn
2019028673
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
LIBRARY COPY INCLUDES NON-LINEAR PERPETUAL ACCESS TO EBOOK
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1122686557

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