Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940

Author:   Melvin G. Hill ,  Renee Barlow ,  Chase Dimock ,  Timothy Golden
Publisher:   Lexington Books
ISBN:  

9781498514828


Pages:   108
Publication Date:   15 September 2017
Format:   Paperback
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Existentialist Thought in African American Literature Before 1940 is the first collection of its kind to break new ground in arguing that long before its classification by Jean-Paul Sartre, African American literature embodied existentialist thought. To make its case, this daring book dissects eight notable texts: Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass (1845) and My Bondage and My Freedom (1855), Sojourner Truth's Ain't I A Woman (1861), Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of A Slave Girl (1861), Sutton E. Griggs's Imperium in Imperio (1899), James Weldon Johnson's Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (1912), and Nella Larsen's Quicksand (1928) and Passing (1929). It explores and addresses a wide range of complex philosophical concepts such as: authenticity, potentiality-for-authentic living, bad faith, and existentialism from the Christian point of view. The use of interdisciplinary studies such as gender studies, queer studies, Christian ethics, mixed-race studies, and existentialism, allows the authors within this book to lend unique perspectives in examining selected African American literary works.

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Author:   Melvin G. Hill ,  Renee Barlow ,  Chase Dimock ,  Timothy Golden
Publisher:   Lexington Books
Imprint:   Lexington Books
Dimensions:   Width: 15.20cm , Height: 0.90cm , Length: 22.00cm
Weight:   0.177kg
ISBN:  

9781498514828


ISBN 10:   1498514820
Pages:   108
Publication Date:   15 September 2017
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Out of stock   Availability explained
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Melvin Hill is associate professor of English at the University of Tennessee, Martin.

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