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Race and White identity in southern fiction : from Faulkner to Morrison /

John N. Duvall.

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Main Author: Duvall, John N.
Published: New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2008.
Edition: 1st ed.
Topics: American fiction - Southern States - History and criticism. | Whites in literature. | American fiction - 20th century - History and criticism. | Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature. | Ethnicity in literature. | Race relations in literature. | Literature and society - Southern States. | Literatur | Ethnische Beziehungen | Ethnische Identität | Roman américain - États-Unis (sud) - Histoire et critique. | Race - Dans la littérature. | Relations interethniques - Dans la littérature. | Rassenbeziehung <Motiv> | Amerikansk litteratur - historia - Sydstaterna - 1900-talet. | Rasrelationer i litteraturen. | Stereotyper i litteraturen.
Regions: Southern States - Intellectual life - 20th century. | Southern States. | USA - Südstaaten
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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100 1 |aDuvall, John N.|q(John Noel),|d1956-
245 10|aRace and White identity in southern fiction :|bfrom Faulkner to Morrison /|cJohn N. Duvall.
250 |a1st ed.
260 |aNew York :|bPalgrave Macmillan,|c2008.
300 |axix, 194 pages :|billustrations ;|c22 cm
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504 |aIncludes bibliographical references (pages 181-187) and index.
505 0 |aWhite face, Black performance -- Artificial negroes, White homelessness, and diaspora consciousness -- William Faulkner, whiteface, and Black identity -- Flannery O'Connor, (G)race, and colored identity -- John Barth, blackface, and invisible identity -- Dorothy Allison, "nigger trash," and miscegenated identity -- Black writing and whiteface.
520 1 |a"Race and White Identity in Southern Fiction explores a form of racial passing that has gone largely unnoticed. Duvall makes visible the means by which southern novelists repeatedly imagined their white characters as fundamentally black in some sense. Beginning with William Faulkner, Duvall traces a form of figurative and rhetorical masking in twentieth-century southern fiction that derives from whiteface minstrelsy. In the fiction of such subsequent writers as Flannery O'Connor, John Barth, Dorothy Allison, and Ishmael Reed, the reader sees characters who present a whiteface to the world, even as they unconsciously perform cultural blackness. These queer performances of race repeatedly reveal that being merely Caucasian is insufficient to claim Southern Whiteness."--Jacket.
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