ERIC Number: ED025528
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Publication Date: 1966
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Images of the Negro in American Literature. Patterns of Literary Criticism, No. 5.
Gross, Seymour L. , Ed.; Hardy, John Edward, Ed.
The 15 studies in this collection investigate the various images of the Negro in American literature--images which range from streotype to archetype. In the first six studies, critics discuss the literary tradition of the Negro in colonial literature (Milton Cantor), in the Southern novel prior to 1850 (Tremaine McDowell), in literature of the Reconstruction (Theodore L. Gross), in the American Gothic (Leslie A. Fiedler), in the early Harlem novel (Eugene Arden), and in 20th-century fiction (Ralph Ellison). The remaining studies examine the use of the Negro as "American metaphor" in works by Herman Melville (Sidney Kaplan), Harriet Beecher Stowe (Severn Duvall), Mark Twain (James M. Cox), Langston Hughes (Arthur P. Davis), William Faulkner (Irving Howe), Eudora Welty (John Edward Hardy), Richard Wright (James Baldwin), Ralph Ellison (Marcus Klein), and James Baldwin (Robert A. Bone). (An extensive bibliography of literary criticism dealing with the Negro in American literature is included.) (JS)
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Culture, Black History, Black Literature, Black Stereotypes, Blacks, Fiction, Literary Criticism, Literary History, Literature, Novels, Poetry, Short Stories, Twentieth Century Literature, United States Literature
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