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Neither black nor white yet both : thematic explorations of interracial literature, Werner Sollors

Label
Neither black nor white yet both : thematic explorations of interracial literature
Title
Neither black nor white yet both
Title remainder
thematic explorations of interracial literature
Statement of responsibility
Werner Sollors
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • Why can a "white" woman give birth to a "black" baby, while a "black" woman can never give birth to a "white" baby in the United States? What makes racial "passing" so different from social mobility? Why are interracial and incestuous relations often confused or conflated in literature, making "miscegenation" appear as if it were incest? Werner Sollors examines these questions and others in Neither Black Nor White Yet Both, a new and fully researched investigation of literary works that, in the past, have been read more for a black-white contrast of "either-or" than for an interracial realm of "neither, nor, both, and in-between."
  • From the etymological origins of the term "race" to the cultural sources of the "Tragic Mulatto," and from the calculus of color to the retellings of an original plot, Sollors examines the theming of what we know about race. The book analyzes recurrent motifs in scientific and legal works as well as in fiction, drama, and poetry, considering such authors as Heliodorus, John Stedman, Buffon, Thomas Jefferson, Heinrich von Kleist, Victor Hugo, Aleksandr Sergeevic Puskin, Hans Christian Andersen, Lydia Marie Child, Harriet Beecher Stowe, William Wells Brown, Mark Twain, Charles Chesnutt, Kate Chopin, Cirilo Villaverde, Aluisio Azevedo, Pauline Hopkins, Langston Hughes, Jessie Fauset, William Faulkner, and Boris Vian
  • The discussions are accompanied by many illustrations, inviting comparisons between literature and the visual arts
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sollors, Werner
Dewey number
809/.93355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PN56.R16
LC item number
S66 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Race in literature
  • Miscegenation in literature
  • Racially mixed people in literature
  • Passing (Identity) in literature
  • Comparative literature
Label
Neither black nor white yet both : thematic explorations of interracial literature, Werner Sollors
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-560) 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
  • 3.
  • The Curse of Ham; or, From "Generation" to "Race"
  • 78
  • 4.
  • The Calculus of Color
  • 112
  • 5.
  • The Bluish Tinge in the Halfmoon; or, Fingernails as a Racial Sign
  • 142
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Black--White--Both--Neither--In-Between
  • Code Noir and Literature
  • 162
  • 7.
  • Retellings: Mercenaries and Abolitionists
  • 188
  • 8.
  • Excursus on the "Tragic Mulatto"; or, The Fate of a Stereotype
  • 220
  • 9.
  • Passing; or, Sacrificing a Parvenu
  • 3
  • 246
  • 10.
  • Incest and Miscegenation
  • 285
  • Endings
  • 336
  • Appendix
  • A A Chronology of Interracial Literature
  • 361
  • Appendix B
  • 1.
  • Prohibitions of Interracial Marriage and Cohabitation
  • 395
  • Origins; or, Paradise Dawning
  • 31
  • 2.
  • Natus AEthiopus/Natus Albus
  • 48
Control code
34319179
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 574 pages
Isbn
9780195052824
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96007162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Neither black nor white yet both : thematic explorations of interracial literature, Werner Sollors
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 523-560) 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
  • 3.
  • The Curse of Ham; or, From "Generation" to "Race"
  • 78
  • 4.
  • The Calculus of Color
  • 112
  • 5.
  • The Bluish Tinge in the Halfmoon; or, Fingernails as a Racial Sign
  • 142
  • 6.
  • Introduction: Black--White--Both--Neither--In-Between
  • Code Noir and Literature
  • 162
  • 7.
  • Retellings: Mercenaries and Abolitionists
  • 188
  • 8.
  • Excursus on the "Tragic Mulatto"; or, The Fate of a Stereotype
  • 220
  • 9.
  • Passing; or, Sacrificing a Parvenu
  • 3
  • 246
  • 10.
  • Incest and Miscegenation
  • 285
  • Endings
  • 336
  • Appendix
  • A A Chronology of Interracial Literature
  • 361
  • Appendix B
  • 1.
  • Prohibitions of Interracial Marriage and Cohabitation
  • 395
  • Origins; or, Paradise Dawning
  • 31
  • 2.
  • Natus AEthiopus/Natus Albus
  • 48
Control code
34319179
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvii, 574 pages
Isbn
9780195052824
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
96007162
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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