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Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic - Madhu Dubey

Black Women Novelists and the Nationalist Aesthetic

Paperback Published: 22nd May 1994
ISBN: 9780253208552
Number Of Pages: 208

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"A clear and uncluttered writer, Dubey helps us understand these ideological and literary complexities." -- Virginia Quarterly Review

..". an important contribution to the study of African-American women's fiction. Not only does it provide a compelling introductory account of the nationalist aesthetic, but it provides a detailed documentation of the way in which each of these novels was received in the critical climate of the seventies." -- College Literature

..". essential reading for anyone intrigued by the narrative craft and social impact of the novels of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones." -- Claudia Tate

"Dubey forcefully articulates the connection between political and personal mediation in these novels with subtlety, depth, and complexity and without obscuring their textuality." -- Signs

Drawing upon Black feminist theory, Madhu Dubey shows how writers such as Morrison, Walker, and Jones challenged traditional models of Black female identity and generated their own visions of identity, community, and historical change.

"A clear and uncluttered writer, Dubey helps us understand these ideological and literary complexities." - Virginia Quarterly Review " ... an important contribution to the study of African-American women's fiction. Not only does it provide a compelling introductory account of the nationalist aesthetic, but it provides a detailed documentation of the way in which each of these novels was received in the critical climate of the seventies." - College Literature " ... essential reading for anyone intrigued by the narrative craft and social impact of the novels of Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, and Gayl Jones." - Claudia Tate "Dubey forcefully articulates the connection between political and personal mediation in these novels with subtlety, depth, and complexity and without obscuring their textuality." - Signs

Introduction: Black Feminist Criticismp. 1
"I Am New Man": Black Nationalism and the Black Aestheticp. 14
"What Did We Lack?": Uses of the Grotesque Mode in The Bluest Eyep. 33
"No Bottom and No Top": Oppositions in Sulap. 51
"A New World Song": The Blues Form of Corregidorap. 72
"Don't You Explain Me": The Unreadability of Eva's Manp. 89
"To Survive Whole": The Integrative Aims of Womanism in The Third Life of Grange Copelandp. 106
"A Crazy Quilt": The Multivalent Pattern of Meridianp. 126
Conclusion: Black Women's Fiction in the 1970sp. 145
Notesp. 163
Indexp. 191
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ISBN: 9780253208552
ISBN-10: 0253208556
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 22nd May 1994
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.57 x 15.77  x 1.47
Weight (kg): 0.33