By W. Lawrence Hogue
Examines how six writers reconfigure African American subjectivity in ways in which remember postmodernist theory.
This e-book explores how African American social and political activities, African American stories, autonomous students, and conventional cultural types revisit and problem the illustration of the African American as deviant different. After surveying African American background and cultural politics, W. Lawrence Hogue offers unique and insightful readings of six experimental/postmodern African American texts: John Edgar Wideman’s Philadelphia Fire; Percival Everett’s Erasure; Toni Morrison’s Jazz; Bonnie Greer’s Hanging through Her Teeth; Clarence Major’s Reflex and Bone Structure; and Xam Wilson Cartiér’s Muse-Echo Blues. utilizing conventional cultural and western varieties, together with the blues, jazz, voodoo, virtuality, radical democracy, Jungian/African American Collective subconscious, Yoruba gods, black folks tradition, and black operating classification tradition, Hogue unearths that those authors discover areas with assorted definitions of existence that also hold a wildness and feature no longer been thoroughly mapped out and trademarked through normative American tradition. Redefining the African American novel and the African American outdoor the common sense, principles, and values of western binary cause, those writers go away open the potential of psychic liberation of African american citizens within the West.
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