Stories, Novels, and Essays #2020

Stories, Novels, and Essays Charles W. Chesnutt Werner Sollors Stories Novels and Essays Rejecting his era s genteel hypocrisy about miscegenation lynching and passing Charles W Chesnutt broke new ground in American literature with his innovative explorations of racial identity and use

  • Title: Stories, Novels, and Essays
  • Author: Charles W. Chesnutt Werner Sollors
  • ISBN: 9781931082068
  • Page: 205
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Stories, Novels, and Essays Charles W. Chesnutt Werner Sollors Rejecting his era s genteel hypocrisy about miscegenation, lynching, and passing, Charles W Chesnutt broke new ground in American literature with his innovative explorations of racial identity and use of African American speech and folklore Chesnutt exposed the deformed logic of the Jim Crow system creating, in the process, the modern African American novel Here is thRejecting his era s genteel hypocrisy about miscegenation, lynching, and passing, Charles W Chesnutt broke new ground in American literature with his innovative explorations of racial identity and use of African American speech and folklore Chesnutt exposed the deformed logic of the Jim Crow system creating, in the process, the modern African American novel Here is the best of Chesnutt s fiction and nonfiction in the largest and most comprehensive edition ever published, featuring a newly researched chronology of the writer s life The Conjure Woman 1899 introduced Chesnutt to the public as a writer of conjure tales, stories that explore black folklore and supernaturalism That same year, he published The Wife of His Youth, and Other Stories of the Color Line, stories set in Chesnutt s native North Carolina that dramatize the legacies of slavery and Reconstruction at the turn of the century His first novel, The House Behind the Cedars 1900 , is a study of racial passing The Marrow of Tradition 1901 , Chesnutt s masterpiece, is a powerful and bitter novel about the harsh reassertion of white dominance in a southern town at the end of the Reconstruction era Nine uncollected short stories round out the volume s fiction, including conjure tales omitted from The Conjure Woman and two stories that are unavailable in any other edition Eight essays highlight his prescient views on the paradoxes of race relations in America and the definition of race itself.
    Stories, Novels, and Essays Charles W. Chesnutt Werner Sollors

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    1. I finished The Conjure Woman and The Wife of his youth and other stories of the color line, which were collections of short stories They were both 5 stars I hope to return to this book and read some of his later works.

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