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Author Leiter, Andrew B., 1972-

Title In the shadow of the Black beast : African American masculinity in the Harlem and Southern renaissances / Andrew B. Leiter

Publ Info Baton Rouge : Louisiana State University Press, [2010]
 RWU Main Library  PS374.N4 L45 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  PS374 N4 L45 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript x, 283 pages ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Series Southern literary studies
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Introduction: literary renaissance and the interracial "sex factor" -- Sexual victims and black beasts in the nineteenth century -- One-drop men in the shadow of the beast: Walter White and James Weldon Johnson -- Sexual transgressions and the battle at the racial border: Schuyler's Black no more and Faulkner's Light in August -- Black beasts and the historical imaginations of Margaret Mitchell and Allen Tate -- The end of the chaste icon and the embrace of the beast: Caldwell's Trouble in July and Wright's Native son -- Conclusion: bigger and the black beast revenge narrative
LC subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism
African American men in literature
African Americans in literature
Masculinity in literature
African American men -- Race identity
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism
American fiction -- Southern States -- History and criticism
Harlem Renaissance
ISBN 9780807135877 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807135879 (cloth : alk. paper)