Abandoning the Black Hero

Abandoning the Black Hero

Sympathy and Privacy in the Postwar African American White-Life Novel

eBook - 2012
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Abandoning the Black Hero examines the motivations that led certain African American authors in mid-twentieth century to shift from writing protest novels about racial injustice to novels focusing primarily, if not exclusively on whites, or white-life novels. These fascinating works have been understudied despite having been written by such defining figures as Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, Ann Petry, and Chester Himes, as well as lesser known but formerly best-selling auth.
Publisher: New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, 2012
ISBN: 9781283684071
1283684071
9780813554341
0813554349
Characteristics: 1 online resource (278 pages)
Additional Contributors: American Literatures Initiative

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