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Author Luczak, Ewa Barbara

Title How their Living Outside America Affected Five African American Authors : Toward a Theory of Expatriate Literature
Published Lewiston : Edwin Mellen Press, 2010


Description 1 online resource (268 pages)
Contents From enchantment to criticism of colonial France: James Baldwin's "This morning, this evening, so soon" and William Gardner Smith's The stone face -- Escaping racial determinism: Frank Yerby's Parisian romance Speak now -- From skepticism to new humanisms or when Europe and Africa converse in Rome: William Demby's The catacombs -- Resisting the European seductress in Copenhagen: Cecil Brown's The life and loves of Mr. Jiveass nigger -- The quality of hurt: European exile and John A Williams's The man who cried I am -- When the United States becomes a point of unavoidable return
Summary The book examines fictional responses of African American expatriate writers to Europe in the 1960s. It analyzes the change in the African American perception of Europe and seeks to reveal how African American writers of the 1960s responded in imaginative ways to the European scene
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
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Subject American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism
African American authors -- Homes and haunts -- Europe
Expatriation in literature.
African Americans -- Europe -- History
African Americans in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM -- American -- General.
African Americans.
African Americans in literature.
American fiction -- African American authors.
Expatriation in literature.
Languages & Literatures.
American Literature.
Europe -- In literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780773421714