Nationalism and the color line in George W. Cable, Mark Twain, and William Faulkner / Barbara Ladd.
By: Ladd, Barbara.Material type: TextSeries: Southern literary studies: Publisher: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c1996Description: xix, 197 p. ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0807120650 (alk. paper); 9780807120651 (alk. paper).Subject(s): American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism | American fiction -- White authors -- History and criticism | Cable, George Washington, 1844-1925 -- Criticism and interpretation | National characteristics, American, in literature | Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation | Twain, Mark, 1835-1910 -- Criticism and interpretation | American fiction -- West Indian influences | Southern States -- In literature | African Americans in literature | Race relations in literature | Racism in literatureDDC classification: 810.9/975 Other classification: 18.06
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Includes bibliographical references (p. -189) and index.
1. Race and National Identity in the Work of White Writers -- 2. George W. Cable and American Nationalism -- 3. Mark Twain, American Nationalism, and the Color Line -- 4. William Faulkner and the Discourse of Race and Nation.
Nationalism and the Color Line in George W. Cable, Mark Twain, and William Faulkner is a strikingly original study of works by three postbellum novelists with strong ties to the Deep South and Mississippi Valley. In it, Barbara Ladd argues that writers like Cable, Twain, and Faulkner cannot be read exclusively within the context of a nationalistically defined "American" literature, but must also be understood in light of the cultural legacy that French and Spanish colonialism bestowed on the Deep South and the Mississippi River Valley, specifically with respect to the very different ways these colonialist cultures conceptualized race, color, and nationality.