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Violent disruptions : American imaginations of racial anxiety in William Faulkner and Richard Wright / Linda Chavers.

Author/Creator:
Chavers, Linda, 1982- author.
Publication:
New York : Peter Lang, [2019]
Format/Description:
Book
xxi, 111 pages ; 23 cm.
Series:
American university studies. Comparative literature ; Series III, v. 63.
American University studies. Series III, Comparative literature ; vol. 63
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Subjects:
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Faulkner, William, 1897-1962.
Wright, Richard, 1908-1960.
Race awareness in literature.
Race relations in literature.
Racially mixed people in literature.
Form/Genre:
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Summary:
Violent disruptions: American imaginations of racial anxiety in William Faulkner and Richard Wright examines two authors who have powerfully predicted the formation of racial identities and its surrounding discourse in the United States today: William Faulkner (1897-1962) and Richard Wright (1908-1960). Using the works of Faulkner and Wright, this text argues that race becomes visible only through image production and exchange. Further, it argues that following the dismantling of our legally upheld racial inequality and everyday racist language, it is precisely the visual register wherein we see most acutely the continued present-day operation of racial inequality. Violent disruptions thus places William Faulkner and Richard Wright at the center of our current dramas in the 21st century in popular television, political theater and criminal justice.
Contents:
Prologue: what are you?
Fade out: questions of identity and the spectacular violence of race in Absalom, Absalom!
What we kill for: the lethality of a white supremacist imagination in Native son
Seductive violence and bloody freedom in Uncle Tom's children
Stranger danger: passing threats in Light in August
Conclusion: who are we?
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN:
9781433142185
143314218X
9781433142192
9781433142208
9781433142215
OCLC:
1039456538
Publisher Number:
99979447988