How their Living Outside America Affected Five African American Authors : Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature

By: Luczak, Ewa BarbaraMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandPublisher: Lewiston : The Edwin Mellen Press, 2010Edition: 1Description: 1 online resource (268 p.)ISBN: 9780773421714Subject(s): African American authors -- Homes and haunts -- Europe | African Americans -- Europe -- History | African Americans in literature | American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism | Europe -- In literature | Expatriation in literatureGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: How their Living Outside America Affected Five African American Authors : Toward a Theory of Expatriate LiteratureDDC classification: 810.896073 | 813.5409896073 | 813/.5409896073 LOC classification: PS153.N5 L83 2010Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
HOW THEIR LIVING OUTSIDE AMERICA AFFECTED FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS: Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 - From Enchantment to Criticism of Colonial France: James Baldwin''s "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon" and William Gardner Smith''s The Stone Face; Chapter 2 - Escaping Racial Determinism: Frank Yerby''s Parisian Romance Speak Now; Chapter 3 - From Skepticism to New Humanisms or When Europe and Africa Converse in Rome: William Demby''s The Catacombs
Chapter 4 - Resisting the European Seductress in Copenhagen: Cecil Brown''s The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass NiggerChapter 5 - The Quality of Hurt: European Exile and John A. Williams''s The Man Who Cried I Am; Chapter 6 - When the United States Becomes a Point of Unavoidable Return; Bibliography; Index
Summary: The book examines fictional responses of African American expatriate writers to Europe in the 1960s. It analyzes the change in the African American perception of Europe and seeks to reveal how African American writers of the 1960s responded in imaginative ways to the European scene.
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HOW THEIR LIVING OUTSIDE AMERICA AFFECTED FIVE AFRICAN AMERICAN AUTHORS: Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter 1 - From Enchantment to Criticism of Colonial France: James Baldwin''s "This Morning, This Evening, So Soon" and William Gardner Smith''s The Stone Face; Chapter 2 - Escaping Racial Determinism: Frank Yerby''s Parisian Romance Speak Now; Chapter 3 - From Skepticism to New Humanisms or When Europe and Africa Converse in Rome: William Demby''s The Catacombs

Chapter 4 - Resisting the European Seductress in Copenhagen: Cecil Brown''s The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass NiggerChapter 5 - The Quality of Hurt: European Exile and John A. Williams''s The Man Who Cried I Am; Chapter 6 - When the United States Becomes a Point of Unavoidable Return; Bibliography; Index

The book examines fictional responses of African American expatriate writers to Europe in the 1960s. It analyzes the change in the African American perception of Europe and seeks to reveal how African American writers of the 1960s responded in imaginative ways to the European scene.

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