Neo-slave Narratives: Studies in the Social Logic of a Literary Form

Hardcover | November 15, 1999

byAshraf H. A. Rushdy

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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlaveNarratives explores the complex relationship between nostalgia and critique, while asking how African American intellectuals at different points between 1976 and 1990 remember and use the site of slavery to represent the crucial cultural debates that arose during the sixties.

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NeoSlave Narratives is a study in the political, social, and cultural content of a given literary form--the novel of slavery cast as a first-person slave narrative. After discerning the social and historical factors surrounding the first appearance of that literary form in the 1960s, NeoSlaveNarratives explores the complex relationship...

Ashraf H. A. Rushdy is at Wesleyan University.

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Format:HardcoverPublished:November 15, 1999Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195125339

ISBN - 13:9780195125337

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"An informative, insightful book, exemplary in its eclectic combination of approaches, including close reading and formal analysis, historical and biographical reportage, philosophical enlightenment, and cultural and sociopolitical critique." Contemporary Literature