The Resource Burnin' down the house: : home in African American literature, Valerie Sweeney Prince, (ebook)

Burnin' down the house: : home in African American literature, Valerie Sweeney Prince, (ebook)

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Burnin' down the house: : home in African American literature
Title
Burnin' down the house:
Title remainder
home in African American literature
Statement of responsibility
Valerie Sweeney Prince
Title variation
Burning down the house
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Language
eng
Summary
Home is a powerful metaphor guiding the literature of African Americans throughout the twentieth century. While scholars have given considerable attention to the Great Migration and the role of the northern city as well as to the place of the South in African American literature, few have given specific notice to the site of "home." And in the twenty years since Houston A. Baker Jr.'s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature appeared, no one has offered a substantial challenge to his reading of the blues matrix. Burnin' Down the House creates new and sophisticated possibilities for a critical engagement with African American literature by presenting both a meaningful critique of the blues matrix and a careful examination of the place of home in five classic novels: Native Son by Richard Wright, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, and Corregidora by Gayl Jones
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Midwest
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Prince, Valerie Sweeney
Dewey number
813.009/3552
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • American fiction
  • Domestic fiction, American
  • African American families in literature
  • African Americans
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • Dwellings in literature
  • Families in literature
  • Home in literature
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adult
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Burnin' down the house: : home in African American literature, Valerie Sweeney Prince, (ebook)
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1 online resource
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9780231508797
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(electronic bk.)
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MWT11860959
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remote
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11860959
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MWT11860959
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Burnin' down the house: : home in African American literature, Valerie Sweeney Prince, (ebook)
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Publication
Color
multicolored
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780231508797
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Publisher number
MWT11860959
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
11860959
System control number
MWT11860959
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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