Spanning the period 1853 to 1948, this study explores the nascence of literary activity among American black women and investigates the cultural climate which led some of the most prominent to use the marriage convention as a means of exploring wider questions of human social relations, sexuality and female subjectivity. The author attempts to go beyond the period study to offer a new paradigm for reading American black women's fiction.
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To the extent to which du Cille wishes to privilege a number of neglected works, she puts forward vibrant new readings of more than a dozen novels....duCille is always careful to outline the critical heritage surrounding th novels and thereby allows her reader to proceed with an appropriate caveat. ( American Studies vol 29 part 1)
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Book Description 1994. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Oxford University Press, New York, 1993. Hard Cover with dj A BRAND NEW BOOK UNUSED. Full refund if not satisfied. 24 hour despatch. Bookseller Inventory # nf586