Cultural difference & the literary text : pluralism & the limits of authenticity in North American literatures / edited by Winfried Siemerling & Katrin Schwenk

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Subjects: American literature--Minority authors--History and criticism
Cultural pluralism in literature
Intercultural communication in literature
Difference (Psychology) in literature
Multiculturalism in literature
Group identity in literature
Ethnic groups in literature
Minorities in literature
Ethnicity in literature
Culture in literature
North America--Literatures
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, c1996
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: vi, 189 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction: Thinking about "Pure Pluralism" / Katrin Schwenk 1
Multicultural Furor: The Reception of Other Solitudes / Linda Hutcheon 10
Cultural Authenticity and the Construction of Pan-Indian Metanarrative / Wolfgang Hochbruck 18
Postindian Autoinscriptions: The Origins of Essentialism and Pluralism in Descriptive Tribal Names / Gerald Vizenor 29
Democratic Blues: Houston Baker and the Representation of Culture / Winfried Siemerling 40
Raising Cane on the Theoretical Plane: Jean Toomer's Racial Personae / Kathryne V. Lindberg 49
Humor and Identity in Ethnic Autobiography: Zora Neale Hurston and Jerre Mangione / John Lowe 75
Crossing Borders: An Aesthetic Practice in Writings by Gloria Anzaldua / Monika Kaup 100
New Mestizos: Traces of a Quincentenary Miracle in Old World Spanish and New World English Texts / Ernst Rudin 112
Marginality and William Faulkner's Light in August / Michael Wachholz 130
The Multi-Voiced Basis of Henry Roth's Literary Success in Call It Sleep / Gert Buelens 142
Comments / Werner Sollors 151
Notes on Contributors 163
Works Cited 167
Index 179
Alternate Titles: Spine title: Cultural diffference and the literary text
Additional Authors: Siemerling, Winfried, 1956-
Schwenk, Katrin, 1965-
Notes: LCCN: 96009835
ISBN: 0877455651 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 087745566X (pbk. : alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. [167]-178) and index
OCLC Number: 35033527
ISBN/ISSN: 0877455651