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The signifying monkey : a theory of African American literary criticism /

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; with a new preface by the author.

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Author: Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition: Twenty-fifth-anniversary edition.
Topics: American literature - African American authors - History and criticism - Theory, etc. | American literature - African influences. | African Americans - Intellectual life. | Mythology, African, in literature. | African Americans in literature. | Oral tradition - United States. | African Americans - Folklore. | Criticism - United States.
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Introduction: Hip-hop and the fate of signifying -- A myth of origins: Esu-elegbara and the signifying monkey -- The signifying monkey and the language of signifying: Rhetorical difference and the orders of meaning -- Figures of signification -- Thr trope of the talking book -- Zora Neale Hurston and the speakerly text -- On "the blackness of blackness": Ishmael Reed and a critique of the sign -- Color me Zora: Alice Walker's (re)writing of the speakerly text.

Table of Contents for: The signifying monkey : a theory of Afri