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Loose canons : notes on the culture wars / Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Author/Creator:
Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Publication:
New York : Oxford University Press, 1993.
Series:
Oxford paperbacks.
Oxford paperbacks
Format/Description:
Book
xix, 199 pages ; 20 cm.
Subjects:
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
American literature -- Study and teaching (Higher).
Literature and society -- United States.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Race in literature.
Canon (Literature).
Summary:
Annotation Multiculturalism has been the subject of cover stories in Time and Newsweek and other newspapers and magazines around America. A leading literary and cultural critic, Gates says that the society we have made simply won't survive without the values of tolerance, and cultural tolerance comes to nothing without cultural understanding.
Contents:
Canon confidential: a Sam Slade caper
The master's pieces: on canon formation and the African-American tradition
Writing, "Race" and the difference it makes
Talking black: critical signs of the times
"Tell me, sir ... what IS "black" literature?"
Integrating the American mind
African-American studies in the 21st century
"What's in a name?" Some meanings of blackness
The big picture
Trading on the margin: notes on the culture of criticism.
Notes:
Includes index.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1993
Contributor:
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0195083504
9780195083507
0195075196
9780195075199
OCLC:
28061334
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