New Essays On Go Tell It On The Mountain by Trudier HarrisNew Essays On Go Tell It On The Mountain by Trudier Harris

New Essays On Go Tell It On The Mountain

EditorTrudier Harris

Paperback | March 29, 1996

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James Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, has gained a wide readership and much critical acclaim since its publication in 1953. While most critics have seen it as focusing exclusively on the African-American fundamentalist church and its effect on characters brought up within its tradition, these scholars posit that issues of homosexuality, the social construction of identity, anthropological conceptions of community, and the quest for an artistic identity provide more elucidating approaches to the novel.
Trudier Harris An author and lecturer on African American literature and folklore, Trudier Harris earned her Bachelor's degree from Stillman College in Tuscaloosa, Ala., and her Master's and Ph.D. from The Ohio State University. In 1982, Harris wrote her first book, From Mammies to Militants: Domestics in Black American Literature. Som...
Title:New Essays On Go Tell It On The MountainFormat:PaperbackDimensions:172 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.39 inPublished:March 29, 1996Publisher:Cambridge University Press

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ISBN - 10:0521498260

ISBN - 13:9780521498265

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction Trudier Harris; 2. A glimpse of the hidden God: dialectical visions in Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain Michael F. Lynch; 3. The South in Go Tell It on the Mountain: Baldwin's personal confrontation Horace Porter; 4. Wrestling with The Love That Dare Not Speak Its Name: John, Elisha, and the Master Bryan R. Washington; 5. Ambivalent narratives, fragmented selves: performative identities and the mutability of roles in James Baldwin's Go Tell It on the Mountain Vivian M. May; 6. Baldwin, communitas, and the black masculinist tradition Keith Clark.