Bibliographic Details

A spy in the enemy's country : the emergence of modern Black literature / by Donald A. Petesch.

Author / Creator Petesch, Donald A.
Edition 1st ed.
Imprint Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1989.
Description 1 online resource (xi, 287 pages)
Language English
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
Littérature américaine -- Auteurs noirs américains -- Histoire et critique.
Noirs américains -- Vie intellectuelle.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans in literature
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
American literature -- African American authors.
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Format E-Resource, Book
URL for this record http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/11110306
ISBN 1587291851
9781587291852
0877453225
0877452237
9780877452232
9780877453222
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
Restrictions unspecified
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Summary In Part One I examine the literary, historical, and social contexts within which the emerging Black literature took root. Conditions encouraged certain qualities in the literature, qualities which have persisted as racism has persisted: 1) a collective point of view; 2) the mimetic mode; 3) a sensitivity to the play of power; 4) a consciousness of the fragility of the self; 5) a predilection for the moral imperative; and 6) a recurrence of the tactic of masking. The preoccupation with identity and the self, among the writers considered in Part Two, grows out of the pressures explored in Part One. - p. x.
Other form Print version: Petesch, Donald A. Spy in the enemy's country. 1st ed. Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, 1989 0877452237