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African American literature and the classicist tradition : Black women writers from Wheatley to Morrison

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African American literature and the classicist tradition : Black women writers from Wheatley to Morrison / Tracey L. Walters.
Author
Walters, Tracey Lorraine.
Publication
New York : Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
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197 p.; 22 cm.
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  • Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-194) and index.
Contents
Introduction: writing the classical Black: the poetic and political function of African American women's classical revision -- Historical overview of ancient and contemporary representation of classical mythology -- Classical discourse as political agency: African American revisionist mythmaking by Phillis Wheatley, Henrietta Cordelia Ray, and Pauline Hopkins -- Gwendolyn Brooks' racialization of the Persephone and Demeter myth in "the Anniad" and "in The Mecca" -- The destruction and reconstruction of classical and cultural myth in Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon, Beloved and The Bluest Eye -- A universal approach to classical mythology: Rita Dove's The Darker Face of the Earth and Mother Love.
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JFD 07-4472
ISBN
  • 0230600220 (hbk)
  • 9780230600225 (hbk)
LCCN
2007011353
OCLC
87754890
Author
Walters, Tracey Lorraine.
Title
African American literature and the classicist tradition : Black women writers from Wheatley to Morrison / Tracey L. Walters.
Imprint
New York : Palgrave MacMillan, 2007.
Edition
1st ed.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. [183]-194) and index.
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