The scary Mason-Dixon Line : African American writers and the South / Trudier Harris

Author(s): Harris, Trudier
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Subjects: American literature--African American authors--History and criticism
African Americans in literature
Fear in literature
Slavery--Psychological aspects
Racism--Psychological aspects
African Americans--Race identity
African Americans--Psychology
Literature and history--United States--History--20th century
Southern States--In literature
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Published: Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, c2009
Series: Southern literary studies
Southern literary studies
LC Classification: P, PS
Table of Contents: Introduction
Southern Black Writers No Matter Where They Are Born 1
Such a Frightening Musical Form: James Baldwin's Blues for Mister Charlie (1964) 19
Fear of Manhood in the Wake of Systemic Racism in Ernest J. Gaines's "Three Men" (1968) 41
The Irresistible Appeal of Slavery: Fear of Losing the Self in Octavia E. Butler's Kindred (1979) 62
Owning the Script, Owning the Self: Transcendence of Fear in Sherley Anne Williams's Dessa Rose (1986) 81
10,000 Miles from Dixie and Still in the South: Fear of Transplanted Racism in Yusef Komunyakaa's Vietnam Poetry - Dien Cai Dau (988) 101
Fear of Family, Christianity, and the Self: Black Southern "Othering" in Randall Kenan's A Visitation of Spirits (1989) 115
A Haunting Diary and a Slasher Quilt: Using Dynamic Folk Communities to Combat Terror in Phyllis Alesia Perry's Stigmata (1998) 133
Domesticating Fear: Tayari Jones's Mission in Leaving Atlanta (2002) 151
The Worst Fear Imaginable: Black Slave Owners in Edward P. Jones's The Known World (2003) 174
No Fear; or, Autoerotic Creativity: How Raymond Andrews Pleasures Himself in Baby Sweet's (1983) 195
Notes 207
Works Cited/Consulted 225
Notes: LCCN: 2008031341
ISBN: 9780807133958 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0807133957 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 9780801833953 (alk. paper)
ISBN: 0801833957 (alk. paper)
Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-233) and index
Physical Description: xi, 247 p. ; 23 cm
OCLC Number: 234257235
ISBN/ISSN: 9780807133958
0807133957
9780801833953
0801833957

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