Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White

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Since its demise in the nineteenth century, slavery has given rise to an outpouring of literatures that reflect the diversity of its hemispheric legacy, but the discipline of literary studies has been reluctant to admit commonalities among former slave societies in the New World. Examining major novels from the 1880s to the 1970s, George B. Handley shows how fiction from different nations shares what he calls textual simultaneity in revealing parallel narrative anxieties about genealogy, narrative authority, and racial ...

Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White 2000, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813919775

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Postslavery Literatures in the Americas: Family Portraits in Black and White 2000, University of Virginia Press, Charlottesville

ISBN-13: 9780813919768

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