The Resource Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association, Jonathan W. Gray

Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association, Jonathan W. Gray

Label
Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association
Title
Civil rights in the white literary imagination
Title remainder
innocence by association
Statement of responsibility
Jonathan W. Gray
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The statement "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the movement affected four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Welty, and William Styron. Each of these writers published significant works prior to the Brown v. Board of Education case in 1954 and the Montgomery Bus Boycott that began in December of the following year, making it possible to trace their evolution in reaction to these events. The work these writers crafted in response to the upheaval of the day, from Warren's Who Speaks for the Negro?, to Mailer's "The White Negro" to Welty's "Where Is the Voice Coming From?" to Styron's Confessions of Nat Turner, reveal much about their own feeling in the moment even as they contribute to the national conversation that centered on race and democracy. By examining these works closely, Gray posits the argument that these writers significantly shaped discourse on civil rights as the movement was occurring but did so in ways that--intentionally or not--often relied upon a notion of the relative innocence of the South with regard to racial affairs and on a construct of African Americans as politically and/ or culturally naive. As these writers grappled with race and the myth of southern nobility, their work developed in ways that were simultaneously sympathetic of, and condescending to, black intellectual thought occurring at the same time."--Publisher's website
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gray, Jonathan W
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS173.N4
LC item number
G68 2013
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Civil rights in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • African Americans
  • Literatur
  • Bürgerrecht
  • Ethnische Beziehungen
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Civil rights in literature
  • Race relations in literature
  • USA
Label
Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association, Jonathan W. Gray
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-160) 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
Introduction: perfect unions -- "The look back home from a long distance" -- The apocalyptic hipster -- "The whole heart of fiction" -- "Negroes, and blood, and horror" -- Perfecting innocence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 164 p.
Isbn
9781617036491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793219700
  • (OCoLC)ocn793219700
Label
Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association, Jonathan W. Gray
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 139-160) 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
Introduction: perfect unions -- "The look back home from a long distance" -- The apocalyptic hipster -- "The whole heart of fiction" -- "Negroes, and blood, and horror" -- Perfecting innocence
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
ix, 164 p.
Isbn
9781617036491
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2012031363
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)793219700
  • (OCoLC)ocn793219700

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