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Author Watts, Jerry Gafio.

Title Heroism and the black intellectual : Ralph Ellison, politics, and Afro-American intellectual life / Jerry Gafio Watts.

Published Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c1994.


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Physical description xii, 156 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 147-154) and index.
Contents Escaping the Ghost of Harold Cruse. Theorizing the Black Intellectual Conundrum -- 1. A Celebrated Artist and Visible Man. The Biographical Background. Emerging Within and Without the Left -- 2. Reconceptualizing the Afro-American Condition. The Emergence of a Blues Ontology -- 3. The Responsibilities of the Black Writer -- 4. Heroism: An Artistic Antidote to Racism.
Subject Ellison, Ralph -- Political and social views.
Politics and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
Courage in literature.
Heroes in literature.
Race in literature.
ISBN 0807821640 (alk. paper)
0807844772 (pbk. : alk. paper)