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Neo-slave narratives studies in the social logic of a literary form by Ashraf H. A. Rushdy

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Published by Oxford University Press in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • United States

Subjects:

  • American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.,
  • Slavery in literature.,
  • Literature and society -- United States -- History -- 20th century.,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • Slaves" writings, American -- History and criticism.,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.,
  • Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.),
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • First-person narrative.,
  • Slavery in literature.,
  • Literary form -- History -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-276) and index.

StatementAshraf H.A. Rushdy.
SeriesRace and American culture
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS374.S58 R87 1999
The Physical Object
Paginationviii, 286 p. ;
Number of Pages286
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL367162M
ISBN 100195125339
LC Control Number98027667

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