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Burnin' Down the House: Home in African American Literature by Prince, Valerie Sweeney
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Burnin' Down the House: Home in African American Literature

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Home is a powerful metaphor guiding the literature of African Americans throughout the twentieth century. While scholars have given considerable attention to the Great Migration and the role of the northern city as well as to the place of the South in African American literature, few have given specific notice to the site of "home." And in the twenty years since Houston A. Baker Jr.'s Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature appeared, no one has offered a substantial challenge to his reading of the blues matrix.

Burnin' Down the House creates new and sophisticated possibilities for a critical engagement with African American literature by presenting both a meaningful critique of the blues matrix and a careful examination of the place of home in five classic novels: Native Son by Richard Wright, Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison, The Bluest Eye and Song of Solomon by Toni Morrison, and Corregidora by Gayl Jones.

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Prince, Valerie Sweeney
Published: 12/29/2004
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 9780231134415
Pages: 160
Weight: 0.44lbs
Size: 8.20h x 6.00w x 0.36d
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Color: Blue, Purple, White
Size: 20, 24
Material: 100% Polyester
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