The coupling convention : sex, text, and tradition in Black women's fiction / Ann duCille.
- New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
ix, , 204 pages ; 24 cm
- American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Women authors -- History and criticism.
Feminism and literature -- United States -- History.
Women and literature -- United States -- History.
Man-woman relationships in literature.
African American women in literature.
Marriage in literature.
Love in literature.
Sex in literature.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- Introduction: Conventional Criticism and Unconventional Black Literature
The Coupling Convention: Novel Views of Love and Marriage
Literary Passionlessness and the Black Woman Question in the 1890s
Women, Men, and Marriage in the Ideal Estate
Blues Notes on Black Sexuality: Sex and the Texts of the Twenties and Thirties
The Bourgeois, Wedding Bell Blues of Jessie Fauset and Nella Larsen
Stoning the Romance: Passion, Patriarchy, and the Modern Marriage
Conclusion: Marriage, Tradition, and the Individualized Talent.
- "Cover design by Joy Taylor."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 173-193) and index.
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
- 0195079728 (alk. paper)
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