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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Bibliographic Details
Main Author: Montgomery, Maxine Lavon, 1959-
Format: Book
Published: Gainesville : University Press of Florida, ©1996.
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Table of Contents:
  • Charles Chesnutt, The marrow of tradition
  • Richard Wright, Native son
  • Ralph Ellison, Invisible man
  • James Baldwin, Go tell it on the mountain
  • LeRoi Jones [Imamu Amiri Baraka], The system of Dante's hell
  • Toni Morrison, Sula
  • Gloria Naylor, The women of Brewster Place.