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Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americas : From Alejo Carpentier to Charles Johnson - Timothy J. Cox

Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americas

From Alejo Carpentier to Charles Johnson

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Published: 21st December 2000
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This study analyzes the postmodern aesthetics common to seven tales of slavery from the USA, Martinique and Guadeloupe, Cuba and Columbia. The seven texts are: Alejo Carpentier's "El reino de este mundo" (1949), Miguel Barnet's "Biografia de un cimarr on" (1966), Andr e Schwarz-Bart's "La mul atresse Solitude" (1972), Manuel Zapata Olivella's "Chang o, el gran putas" (1983), Maryse Cond e's "Moi, Tituba, sorci ere...noire de Salem" (1986), Toni Morrison's "Beloved" (1987) and Charles Johnson's "Middle Passage" (1990).

""Postmodern Tales of Slavery in the Americas attempts something that few literary critics have been in a position to do: to examine comparatively novels about slavery across the English, French, and Spanish literary traditions in the U.S. and the Caribbean." -George Handley, Brigham Young University "Mississippi Quarterly, March 2003

Acknowledgments
Introduction: New Slavery Novels: Nation-ness and Imagination in the New World Contet
Using American Slavery to Construct Black Aesthetics
Dissembling History: Postmodern Irony as Narrative Strategy
Re(-)fusing the New World in Accounts of the middle Passage
Oscillatory Stuctures, Runny Away, and (Dis)Locating the Self Conclusion: Problematics of the Questioning of Identity Works Cited
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ISBN: 9780815338536
ISBN-10: 0815338538
Series: Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 21st December 2000
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.7 x 15.8  x 1.5
Weight (kg): 0.35
Edition Number: 1