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The absent man : the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt, Charles Duncan

Label
The absent man : the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt
Title
The absent man
Title remainder
the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt
Statement of responsibility
Charles Duncan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • As the first African-American fiction writer to achieve a national reputation, Ohio native Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) in many ways established the terms of the black literary tradition now exemplified by such writers as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Charles Johnson
  • Following the highly autobiographical nonfiction produced by Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs, and other slave narrative writers, Chesnutt's complex, multilayered short fiction transformed the relationship between African-American writers and their readers. But despite generous praise from W. D. Howells and other important critics of his day, and from such prominent readers as William L. Andrews, Henry Louis Gates, Jr., and Eric Sundquist in ours, Chesnutt occupies a curiously ambiguous place in American literary history
  • In The Absent Man, Charles Duncan attributes Chesnutt's uneasy position to a remarkable narrative subtlety that shields Chesnutt's personal views from the reader. "Her Virginia Mammy," for example, might initially be read as a sentimental love story or as an endorsement of miscegenation, but it is also an incisive satire of white readers and their complacent views on race identity. In The Conjure Woman Chesnutt divides the narrative duties between a white businessman and an ex-slave to generate a vibrant and convincing cultural dialogue
  • The first book-length study to explore the impact of Charles Chesnutt's sophisticated, innovative narrative, The Absent Man will provoke renewed discussion and appreciation of his work as a source of today's potent tradition of African-American fiction
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1962-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Duncan, Charles
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS1292.C6
LC item number
Z69 1998
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • African Americans in literature
  • African American aesthetics
  • Narration (Rhetoric)
Label
The absent man : the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt, Charles Duncan
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 47.
  • 4.
  • Negotiating Belief and Voicing Difference
  • p. 77.
  • 5.
  • Speaking For (and Against) Each Other: The Inside Narratives
  • p. 107.
  • 6.
  • Shortening His Weapons: The More Detached Voice of Realism
  • p. 137.
  • Chronology: Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)
  • 7.
  • Conclusion: The Blackballing of Charles W. Chesnutt
  • p. 166
  • p. xvii.
  • 2.
  • The
  • White and the Black and the Limits of Authorship
  • p. 27.
  • 3.
  • "Through My Leafy Veil": Chesnutt's Narrative Witnesses
Control code
39147821
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780821412398
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98022063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
The absent man : the narrative craft of Charles W. Chesnutt, Charles Duncan
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 197-205) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • p. 47.
  • 4.
  • Negotiating Belief and Voicing Difference
  • p. 77.
  • 5.
  • Speaking For (and Against) Each Other: The Inside Narratives
  • p. 107.
  • 6.
  • Shortening His Weapons: The More Detached Voice of Realism
  • p. 137.
  • Chronology: Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932)
  • 7.
  • Conclusion: The Blackballing of Charles W. Chesnutt
  • p. 166
  • p. xvii.
  • 2.
  • The
  • White and the Black and the Limits of Authorship
  • p. 27.
  • 3.
  • "Through My Leafy Veil": Chesnutt's Narrative Witnesses
Control code
39147821
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xx, 214 pages
Isbn
9780821412398
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
98022063
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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