Figures in Black : words, signs, and the "racial" self / Henry Louis Gates, Jr

Author(s): Gates, Henry Louis
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Subjects: American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
African Americans in literature
Slavery in literature
Race awareness in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: New York : Oxford University Press, 1987
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xxxii, 311 p. : ill. ; 22 cm
Notes: LCCN: 86021782
ISBN: 019503564X
Bibliography: p. 277-296
Includes index
Contents: Theory and the Black tradition -- Phillis Wheatley and the African muse -- Rhetorical strategies in Frederick Douglass's Narrative -- Frederick Douglass and the language of the self -- Parallel texts : fact and fiction in Our Nig -- Dis and dat : dialect and the descent -- The same difference : reading Jean Toomer, 1923-1983 -- Song of a racial self : on Sterling A. Brown -- The blackness of Blackness
OCLC Number: 14187858
ISBN/ISSN: 019503564X