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The Resource Charles Johnson's fiction, William R. Nash

Charles Johnson's fiction, William R. Nash

Label
Charles Johnson's fiction
Title
Charles Johnson's fiction
Statement of responsibility
William R. Nash
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Charles Johnson challenges separatist politics and tries to get beyond race as a literary category. In Charles Johnson's Fiction, William R. Nash emphasizes and explores the tensions in Johnson's work between his ideal of race as illusion and his methods of articulating racial grievance. Nash examines Johnson's short stories, novels--Faith and the Good Thing, Oxherding Tale, Middle Passage, and Dreamer--and the nonfiction work Being and Race. Tracing the themes of Johnson's political and artistic concerns as they evolved in his work, Nash locates his fascination with the aesthetics of the Black Arts Movement and his dismissal of separatist black politics and racialist thought. He also considers Johnson's adoption of Western and Eastern philosophies and belief that race is a blinding, limiting category that impedes the exploration of individual and collective identity. In formulating a mode of expression that balances the conflicting demands of race and aesthetics, Johnson crafts a new vision of history and African-American identity that signifies on a range of black and white literary predecessors, including Zora Neale Hurston, Theodore Dreiser, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, and Herman Melville
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1964-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nash, William R.
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3560.O3735
LC item number
Z78 2003
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in literature
  • Johnson, Charles
  • Johnson, Charles
  • Johnson, Charles
Label
Charles Johnson's fiction, William R. Nash
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 201-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and influences /The Aesthetic articulated: Being and race / Philosophy and folklore in Faith and the good thing / Lumber for the platform: The Sorcerers apprentice / "There is a foundation for the house I'm building": Oxherding tale / "Dualism is a bloddy structure of the mind": Middle passage / "Just possibly I was composing a gospel": Dreamer / Conclusion"The 'On-going experiment' continues" /
Control code
49576176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9780252027734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49576176
Label
Charles Johnson's fiction, William R. Nash
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references(pages 201-209) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Origins and influences /The Aesthetic articulated: Being and race / Philosophy and folklore in Faith and the good thing / Lumber for the platform: The Sorcerers apprentice / "There is a foundation for the house I'm building": Oxherding tale / "Dualism is a bloddy structure of the mind": Middle passage / "Just possibly I was composing a gospel": Dreamer / Conclusion"The 'On-going experiment' continues" /
Control code
49576176
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 221 pages
Isbn
9780252027734
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2002005308
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)49576176

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