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The racial imaginary : writers on race in the life of the mind /

eds. Claudia Rankine, Beth Loffreda, and Max King Cap.

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Names: Rankine, Claudia, | Loffreda, Beth, | Cap, Max King,
Published: Albany, NY : Fence Books, [2015]
Topics: Race in literature. | Race relations in literature. | American literature - African American authors - History and criticism. | Poetry - Black authors - History and criticism. | African Americans in literature. | Poetics. | Identity politics.
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc.
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Physical Description: 285 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Includes: Includes bibliographical references.
ISBN: 9781934200797 (paperback)
1934200794 (paperback)
Copyright: ©2015
Summary: "To think of creativity in terms of transcendence is itself specific and partial--a lovely dream perhaps, but an inhuman one. "It is not only white writers who make a prize of transcendence, of course. Many writers of all backgrounds see the imagination as a historical, as a generative place where race doesn't and shouldn't enter, a place of bodies that transcend the legislative, the economic--in other words, transcend the stuff that doesn't lend itself much poetry. In this view the imagination is postracial, a posthistorical and postpolitical utopia. . . . To bring up race for these writers is to inch close to the anxious space of affirmative action, the scarring qualifieds. "So everyone is here."--Claudia Rankine and Beth Loffreda, from the introduction In 2011, a poem published in a national magazine by a popular white male poet made use of a black female body. A conversation ensued, and ended. Claudia Rankine subsequently created Open Letter, a web forum for writers to relate the effects and affects of racial difference and to explore art's failure, thus far, to adequately imagine"--Provided by publisher.
Other Names: Rankine, Claudia, 1963- editor.
Loffreda, Beth, editor.
Cap, Max King, editor.
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More Details for: The racial imaginary : writers on race i