Scarring the Black body : race and representation in African American literature / Carol E. Henderson

Author(s): Henderson, Carol E., 1964-
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Subjects: American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
Wounds and injuries in literature
African Americans in literature
Human body, in literature
Race in literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Columbia, Mo. : University of Missouri Press, c2002
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Acknowledgments
Introduction. Bearing Witness: Reading the Narrative of the African American Body 1
1. Imag(in)ing the Body Wounded: Bodily Inscriptions and Initiation Rites in America's Social Discourse 19
2. Whip-scarred and Branded: The Ancestors Speak on the Slave Condition 35
3. Bodies of Texts: Literal and Figurative Visions of History in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose 61
4. Dis-Membered to Re-Member: Bodies, Scars, and Ritual in Toni Morrison's Beloved 81
5. "Walking Wounded": The Urban Experience in Ann Petry's The Street 111
6. Fingering the Fissures of the Black Male Psyche: Wright and Ellison Revisited 138
Coda. Awakenings: A Personal Odyssey 158
Bibliography 163
Index 181
Notes: LCCN: 2002073957
ISBN: 0826214215 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 163-180) and index
Physical Description: xiii, 184 p. ; 24 cm
OCLC Number: 50204301
ISBN/ISSN: 0826214215

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