The Resource The conjure stories : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson

The conjure stories : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson

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The conjure stories : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
Title
The conjure stories
Title remainder
authoritative texts, contexts, criticism
Statement of responsibility
Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson
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Language
eng
Summary
"Fourteen conjure tales by one of America's most influential African American fiction writers. This Norton Critical Edition of The Conjure Stories arranges the tales chronologically by composition date, allowing readers to discern how Chesnutt experimented with plots and characters and with the idea of the conjure story over time. With one exception, the text of each tale is that of the original publication. (The text of 'The Dumb Witness' was established from two typescripts held at the archives of Fisk University.) The stories are accompanied by a thorough and thought-provoking introduction, detailed explanatory annotations, and illustrative materials. 'Contexts' presents a wealth of materials chosen by the editors to enrich the reader's understanding of these canonical stories, including a map of the landscape of the conjure tales, Chesnutt's journal entry as he began writing fiction of the South, as well as writings by Chesnutt, William Wells Brown, and Paul Laurence Dunbar, among others, on the stories' central motifs--folklore, superstition, voodoo, race, and social identity in the South following the Civil War. 'Criticism' is divided into two parts. 'Early Criticism' collects critical notices for The Conjure Woman that suggest the volume's initial reception, assessments by William Dean Howells and Benjamin Brawley, and a biographical excerpt by the author's daughter, Helen Chesnutt. 'Modern Criticism' demonstrates rich and enduring interest in The Conjure Stories with ten important essays by Robert Hemenway, William L. Andrews, Robert B. Stepto, John Edgar Wideman, Werner Sollors, Houston A. Baker, Eric J. Sundquist, Richard H. Brodhead, Candace J. Waid, and Glenda Carpio. A Chronology of Chesnutt's life and work and a Selected Bibliography are also included."--Publisher description
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1858-1932
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Chesnutt, Charles W.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS1292.C6
LC item number
A6 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Stepto, Robert B
  • Greeson, Jennifer Rae
Series statement
Norton critical edition.
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  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Chesnutt, Charles W.
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Southern States
  • Racially mixed people
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racism
  • African Americans
  • Manners and customs
  • Race relations
  • Racially mixed people
  • Racism
  • Roman
  • Amerikanisches Englisch
  • Racially mixed people
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Racism
Label
The conjure stories : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Gray Wolf's Ha'nt
  • Mars Jeems's Nightmare
  • Sis' Becky's Pickaninny
  • Tobe's Tribulations
  • Hot-Foot Hannibal
  • The Marked Tree
  • The Goophered Grapevine
  • Po' Sandy
  • The Conjurer's Revenge
  • Dave's Neckliss
  • A Deep Sleeper
  • Lonesome Ben
  • The Dumb Witness
  • A Victim of Heredity; or, Why the Darkey Loves Chicken
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393927801
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711051803
  • (OCoLC)ocn711051803
Label
The conjure stories : authoritative texts, contexts, criticism, Charles W. Chesnutt ; edited by Robert B. Stepto and Jennifer Rae Greeson
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • The Gray Wolf's Ha'nt
  • Mars Jeems's Nightmare
  • Sis' Becky's Pickaninny
  • Tobe's Tribulations
  • Hot-Foot Hannibal
  • The Marked Tree
  • The Goophered Grapevine
  • Po' Sandy
  • The Conjurer's Revenge
  • Dave's Neckliss
  • A Deep Sleeper
  • Lonesome Ben
  • The Dumb Witness
  • A Victim of Heredity; or, Why the Darkey Loves Chicken
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xxx, 344 pages
Isbn
9780393927801
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2011034192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • (OCoLC)711051803
  • (OCoLC)ocn711051803

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