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The Resource The buck, the Black, and the existential hero : refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present, James B. Haile III

The buck, the Black, and the existential hero : refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present, James B. Haile III

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The buck, the Black, and the existential hero : refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present
Title
The buck, the Black, and the existential hero
Title remainder
refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present
Statement of responsibility
James B. Haile III
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The Buck, the Black, and the Existential Hero: Refiguring the Black Male Literary Canon 1850 to Present develops a theory of the black male literary imagination"--
  • "The Buck, the Black, and the Existential Hero: Refiguring the Black Male Literary Canon, 1850 to Present combines philosophy, literary theory, and jazz studies with Africana studies to develop a theory of the black male literary imagination. In doing so, it seeks to answer fundamental aesthetic and existential questions: How does the experience of being black and male in the modern West affect the telling of a narrative, the shape or structure of a novel, the development of characters and plot lines, and the nature of criticism itself? James B. Haile argues that, since black male identity is largely fluid and open to interpretation, reinterpretation, and misinterpretation, the literature of black men has developed flexibility and improvisation, termed the "jazz of life." Our reading of this literature requires the same kind of flexibility and improvisation to understand what is being said and why, as well as what is not being said and why. Finally, the book attempts to offer this new reading experience by placing texts by well-known authors, such as Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Colson Whitehead, in conversation with texts by those who are less well known and those who have, for the most part, been forgotten, in particular, Cecil Brown. Doing so challenges the reader to visit and revisit these novels with a new perspective about the social, political, historical, and psychic realities of black men." --
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IEN/DLC
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1979-
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Haile, James B.
Dewey number
810.9352996073
Index
index present
LC call number
  • PS173.N4
  • PS173.B53
LC item number
  • H36 2020
  • H36 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American literature
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African American men in literature
Label
The buck, the Black, and the existential hero : refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present, James B. Haile III
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223143284421
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Portrait of a Petit Marionette -- Introduction: Etiology of the Black Male Literary Text -- On Frederick Douglass and the "Image" of the Negro -- Ralph Ellison, Fictive Authority and Existential Heroism: Magic and the Prestige in the Invisible Man -- Interlude: Some notes along the way -- Colson Whitehead's "Dark Matter" Prophecy -- Cecil Brown: The Functional Negro and the rise of 'Jive Nigger' -- Conclusion: An Etiology of an Ending -- Epilogue: Petit Marionette in the black box
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780810141650
Lccn
2019022942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104916554
Label
The buck, the Black, and the existential hero : refiguring the Black male literary canon, 1850 to present, James B. Haile III
Publication
Copyright
Bar code
31223143284421
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Prologue: Portrait of a Petit Marionette -- Introduction: Etiology of the Black Male Literary Text -- On Frederick Douglass and the "Image" of the Negro -- Ralph Ellison, Fictive Authority and Existential Heroism: Magic and the Prestige in the Invisible Man -- Interlude: Some notes along the way -- Colson Whitehead's "Dark Matter" Prophecy -- Cecil Brown: The Functional Negro and the rise of 'Jive Nigger' -- Conclusion: An Etiology of an Ending -- Epilogue: Petit Marionette in the black box
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xi, 214 pages
Isbn
9780810141650
Lccn
2019022942
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1104916554

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