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Author Relyea, Sarah.

Title Outsider Citizens : the Remaking of Postwar Identity in Wright, Beauvoir, and Baldwin
Published Hoboken : Taylor and Francis, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (215 pages)
Series Literary Criticism and Cultural Theory
Literary criticism and cultural theory.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgments; Chapter One Introduction: Postwar Theories of Identity; Chapter Two Internalizing the White Gaze: The Problem of Violence in Native Son; Chapter Three Sociology and Philosophy: An American Dilemma and the Making of The Second Sex; Chapter Four The Vanguard of Modernity: Richard Wright's The Outsider; Chapter Five Sexual Dialogics: Psychoanalysis and The Second Sex; Chapter Six Identity Undone: James Baldwin and the Destiny of America; Notes; Bibliography; Index
Summary Outsider Citizens examines a foundational moment in the writing of race, gender, and sexuality--the decade after 1945, when Richard Wright, Simone de Beauvoir, and others sought to adapt existentialism and psychoanalysis to the representation of newly emerging public identities. Relyea offers the first book-length study bringing together Wright and Beauvoir to reveal their common sources and concerns. Relyea's discussion begins with Native Son and then examines Wright's postwar exile in France and his engagement with existentialism and psychoanalysis in The Outsider. Beauvoir met W
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Subject Baldwin, James, 1924-1987 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986 -- Influence.
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986. Deuxième sexe.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Baldwin, James, 1924-1987.
Beauvoir, Simone de, 1908-1986.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
World War (1939-1945)
Deuxième sexe (Beauvoir, Simone de)
African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Marginality, Social, in literature.
Race in literature.
Sex role in literature.
World War, 1939-1945 -- United States -- Literature and the war.
African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Identity (Psychology) in literature.
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
Marginality, Social, in literature.
Race in literature.
Sex role in literature.
War and literature.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 113548872X