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Author Simpson, Tyrone.

Title Ghetto images in twentieth-century American literature : writing apartheid / Tyrone R. Simpson II.

Published New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  813.5409355 SIMP    AVAILABLE
Edition 1st ed.
Physical description xii, 302 p. : ill. ; 23 cm.
Series The future of minority studies
Future of minority studies.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [277]-287) and index.
Contents Introduction: Mapping the racial partition -- 1. "The love of colour in me": Anzia Yezierska's Bread givers and the space of white racial manufacture -- 2. "To make a man out of you": masculine fantasies and failure of whiteness in Michael Gold's Jews without money -- 3. "Something tangible to strike at": urban moralism and the transvestitic antidote in Hubert Selby Jr.'s Last exit to Brooklyn -- 4. "'Enough to make a body riot': Chester Himes, melancholia, and the postmodern renovation -- 5. "In a world with no address": carceral ghettos and ambivalent nationalist rebellions in Gloria Naylor's The women of Brewster Place -- 6. "And the arc of his witness explained nothing": Black flanerie and traumatic photorealism in Wideman's Two cities -- Conclusion: on ghettos to come.
Summary "In this comprehensive work, Tyrone R. Simpson, II, explores how six American writers--Anzia Yezierska, Michael Gold, Hubert Selby Jr., Chester Himes, Gloria Naylor, and John Edgar Wideman--have artistically responded to the racialization of U.S. frostbelt cities in the twentieth century. By using the critical tools of spatial theory, critical race theory, urban history, and urban sociology, Simpson accounts for how these writers imagine the subjective response to the race-making power of space"--Provided by publisher.
Subject Inner cities in literature.
American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American fiction -- Jewish authors -- History and criticism.
Minorities in literature.
Segregation in literature.
Snowbelt States -- In literature.
ISBN 9780230115934 (hbk.)
0230115934 (hbk.)