Category: Criticism and Theory


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Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts

By: Shattuck, Roger

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, W W Norton & Co Inc.: 1999

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 002894

This book contains many essays on literature, education, and the arts. It is written based on Shattuck's seminal "Nineteen Theses" and form the philosophical basis of this volume. A few of these theses are: Across millions of years we have evolved a fairly stable human nature, which contains an elusive element of freedom; Literature ranges from simple songs and saying to elaborate and extended tales of human deeds; Works that have survived for centuries cannot be... View more info

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The Representation of Slavery in Cuban Fiction

By: Williams, Lorna Valerie

Price: $12.88

Publisher: Columbia, MO, University Of Missouri Press: 1994

Edition: First Printing

Seller ID: 003138

The author examines the work of 6 antislavery writers from 19th century Cuba. Recognizing that these slave narratives represent the fledgling articulations of an emerging black voice, and also lay the foundation for 20th century Afro-Hispanic literary expression, she analyzes the authenticity of the slave protagonists' testimony - both in its content and mode of expression. Believing that a major discrepancy exists between the descriptions of slavery in works by writers ... View more info