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Black portraiture in American fiction; stock characters, archetypes, and individuals.

New York, Basic Books [1971] .
ISBN 046500699X, 9780465006991

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Subjects African Americans in literature.
American fiction -- History and criticism.
American fiction.
Schwarze (Motiv)
Description viii, 280 pages 22 cm
Copyright Date [1971]
Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages 256-269).
Also issued online.
Summary Traces the evolution of the Black character from stereotype to complex individual, revealing the influences of shifting cultural values.
Contents Contexts : Cultural attitudes: Northern and Southern -- Role of Blacks in society -- Aesthetic symbols of culture and personality -- Stock characters : Accommodative slaves -- Counter images -- Free slaves -- Brutes -- Buffoons -- Contemporary figures -- Archetypal patterns : Mulattoes -- Sacrifice symbols -- Mammies -- Primitives -- Alter-ego symbols -- Black individuals : Early and transitional figures -- Youthful males in search of self -- Token Blacks -- Black avengers -- Conclusions and implications.
Genre Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Geographic Area United States
Network Numbers (OCoLC)199973
WorldCat Search OCLC WorldCat
WorldCat Identities Starke, Catherine Juanita, 1913-
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