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The Resource Ten is the age of darkness : the Black Bildungsroman, Geta LeSeur

Ten is the age of darkness : the Black Bildungsroman, Geta LeSeur

Label
Ten is the age of darkness : the Black Bildungsroman
Title
Ten is the age of darkness
Title remainder
the Black Bildungsroman
Statement of responsibility
Geta LeSeur
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • In Ten Is the Age of Darkness, Geta LeSeur explores how black authors of the United States and the English-speaking Caribbean have taken a European literary tradition and adapted it to fit their own needs for self-expression. LeSeur begins by defining the European genre of the bildungsroman, then shows how the circumstances of colonialism, oppression, race, class, and gender make the maturing experiences of selected young black protagonists different from those of their white counterparts. Examining the parallels and differences in attitudes toward childhood in the West Indies and the United States, as well as the writers' individual perspectives in each work, LeSeur reaches intriguing conclusions about family life, community participation in the nurturing of children, the timing and severity of the youngsters' confrontation of adult society, and the role played by race in the journey toward adulthood
  • LeSeur's readings of African American novels provide new insights into the work of Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, Toni Morrison, Paule Marshall, and Richard Wright, among others. When read as examples of the bildungsroman rather than simply as chronicles of black experiences, these works reveal an even deeper significance and have a more powerful impact
Member of
Action
digitized
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
LeSeur, Geta J
Dewey number
813.009/352054/08996073
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
L47 1995eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • West Indian fiction (English)
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • Maturation (Psychology) in literature
  • African American children in literature
  • Children, Black, in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • West Indies
  • Blacks in literature
  • Bildungsromans
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Ontwikkelingsromans
  • Negers
  • Amerikaans
  • African American children in literature
  • African Americans in literature
  • American fiction
  • Bildungsromans
  • Blacks in literature
  • Children, Black, in literature
  • Literature
  • Maturation (Psychology) in literature
  • Psychological fiction, American
  • West Indies
Label
Ten is the age of darkness : the Black Bildungsroman, Geta LeSeur
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "Out of Many, One": A Case of Multiple Childhoods -- I. "The Ending Up Is the Starting Out": The Bildungsroman Re/formed -- II. "Behold the Great Image of Authority": African West Indian Male Initiation -- III. "His Great Struggle Beginning": African American Male Initiation -- IV. Womanish Girls: African American Female Initiation -- V. Journeys to Selfhood: African West Indian Female Initiation -- Conclusion. Ten Is the Age of Darkness -- Chronology of the African American Bildungsroman -- Chronology of the African West Indian Bildungsroman
Control code
45843795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826261021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843795
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Label
Ten is the age of darkness : the Black Bildungsroman, Geta LeSeur
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 207-224) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction. "Out of Many, One": A Case of Multiple Childhoods -- I. "The Ending Up Is the Starting Out": The Bildungsroman Re/formed -- II. "Behold the Great Image of Authority": African West Indian Male Initiation -- III. "His Great Struggle Beginning": African American Male Initiation -- IV. Womanish Girls: African American Female Initiation -- V. Journeys to Selfhood: African West Indian Female Initiation -- Conclusion. Ten Is the Age of Darkness -- Chronology of the African American Bildungsroman -- Chronology of the African West Indian Bildungsroman
Control code
45843795
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 233 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780826261021
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Reproduction note
Electronic reproduction.
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)45843795
System details
Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.

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