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New Essays on Go Tell it on the Mountain by Trudier Harris
Book DescriptionJames Baldwin's first novel, Go Tell It on the Mountain, has gained a wide readership and much critical acclaim since its publication in 1953. While most critics have seen it as focusing exclusively on the African American fundamentalist church and its effect on characters brought up within its tradition, these scholars posit that issues of homosexuality, the social construction of identity, anthropological conceptions of community, and the quest for an artistic identity provide more elucidating approaches to the novel. Trudier Harris's introduction traces the history of its composition and the critical responses after its eventual publication; Michael F. Lynch re-evaluates the religious centre of the novel; Bryan R. Washington argues that the text has much to do with the uncovering of sexual identity; Vivian M. May uncovers the shifting identities throughout the work; and Keith Clark explores the quest of the characters for male communitas.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521498265
(228mm x 152mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 29-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Trudier Harris
Summer Snow, Paperback (April 2007)
Unflinching in her assessment of white Southern culture, yet deeply attached to a South many black intellectuals have abandoned, Harris takes readers on a surprising tour of one woman's life, loves, and lessons.
Saints, Sinners, Saviors, Hardback (February 2002)
This title posits strength as a frequently contradictory and damaging trait for black women characters in several literary works of the 20th century.
Concise Oxford Companion to African American Literature, Paperback (May 2001)
This abridgement collects more than 400 biographies (authors, critics, literary characters and historical figures) of both well-known figures and the lives and careers of writers not found in other reference works. The abridgement also includes the 150 plot summaries of major works.
Literature of the American South, Paperback (December 1997)» View all books by Trudier Harris
For nearly four centuries, the American South has been home to a vital literary tradition.
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