The apocalypse in African-American fiction / Maxine Lavon Montgomery.

In this exploration of the relationship between biblical apocalypse and black fiction, Maxine Montgomery argues that American writers see apocalyptic events in an intermediate and secular sense, as a tenable response to racial oppression. This work analyzes the characters, plots, and themes of seven...

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Main Author: Montgomery, Maxine Lavon, 1959-
Format: Book
Language:English
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1996.
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