Ghetto images in twentieth-century American literature : writing apartheid / Tyrone R. Simpson II.
- 1st ed.
- New York, NY : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.
- Future of minority studies.
The future of minority studies
xii, 302 p. ; 23 cm.
- Inner cities in literature.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Minorities in literature.
Segregation in literature.
Snowbelt States -- In literature.
- "In this comprehensive work, Tyrone R. Simpson, II, explores how six American writers--Anzia Yezierska, Michael Gold, Hubert Selby Jr., Chester Himes, Gloria Naylor, and John Edgar Wideman--have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. By using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history, and urban sociology, Simpson accounts for how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space"-- Provided by publisher.
- Machine generated contents note:
Introduction: Living for the City: Reading Twentieth Century Ghettoes in Postmodern Times * Chapter 1: "The Love of Colour in Me": Anzia Yezierska's Bread Givers (1928) and the Space of White Racial Manufacture * Chapter 2: "To Make a Man Out of You: Masculine Fantasies and White Failure in Michael Gold's Jews Without Money (1930)" * Chapter 3 "Jammed in Hemispherical Blackness": Looking Through Campy Transvestitism in Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last Exit to Brooklyn * Chapter 4: "'Enough to Make a Body Riot': Chester Himes, Melancholia, and the Postmodern Renovation" * Chapter 5 "In a World with No Address": Rescuing Ghetto Patriarchy in The Women of Brewster Place * Chapter 6: And the Arc of His Witness Explained Nothing: Black Flanerie and Traumatic Photorealism in Wideman's Two Cities * Conclusion: Beyond the Manichean Literary Ghetto?.
- Includes bibliographical references and index.
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