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All Those StrangersThe Art and Lives of James Baldwin

All Those Strangers: The Art and Lives of James Baldwin

Douglas Field

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
June 2015
ISBN:
9780199384150
eISBN:
9780199384181
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199384150.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The book examines how James Baldwin’s fiction and nonfiction shaped and responded to key political and cultural developments in the United States from the 1940s to the 1980s. It is animated by an ... More

Nightmare Envy and Other StoriesAmerican Culture and European Reconstruction

Nightmare Envy and Other Stories: American Culture and European Reconstruction

George Blaustein

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780190209209
eISBN:
9780190209230
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190209209.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

Nightmare Envy and Other Stories is a study of Americanist writing and institutions in the twentieth century. Four chapters trace four routes through an “Americanist century.” The first is the hidden ... More

Playing in the WhiteBlack Writers, White Subjects

Playing in the White: Black Writers, White Subjects

Stephanie Li

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
December 2014
ISBN:
9780199398881
eISBN:
9780199398904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199398881.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature, African-American Literature

The postwar period witnessed an outpouring of white life novels, that is texts by African American writers focused almost exclusively on white characters. Almost every major mid-twentieth-century ... More

Which Sin to Bear?Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

Which Sin to Bear?: Authenticity and Compromise in Langston Hughes

David E. Chinitz

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199919697
eISBN:
9780199332885
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199919697.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book explores Langston Hughes’s efforts to mediate problems of identity and ethics he faced as an African-American professional writer and intellectual. Determined on a literary career at a time ... More

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