The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt (Google eBook)

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Penguin, May 27, 2008 - Literary Collections - 544 pages
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Collections from two of our most influential African American writers?under the general editorship of Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

An icon of nineteenth-century American fiction, Charles W. Chesnutt?an incisive storyteller of the aftermath of slavery in the South?is widely credited with almost single-handedly inaugurating the African American short story tradition and was the first African American novelist to achieve national critical acclaim. This major addition to Penguin Classics features an ideal sampling of his work: twelve short stories (including conjure tales and protest fiction), three essays, and the novel The Marrow of Tradition. Published here for the 150th anniversary of Chesnutt?s birth, The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt will bring to a new audience the genius of a man whose legacy underlies key trends in modern black fiction.
  

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It turns out I've read everything in here. Chesnutt is really a master of the short story! I highly recommend this and other collections of his work. Read full review

Contents

General Introduction
vii
Introduction
xvii
Suggestions for Further Reading
xlv
A Note on the Texts
xlix
THE GOOPHERED GRAPEVINE
5
PO SANDY
19
MARS JEEMSS NIGHTMARE
30
SIS BECKYS PICKANINNY
46
THE PASSING OF GRANDISON
109
UNCLE WELLINGTONS WIVES
128
THE WEB OF CIRCUMSTANCE
163
DAVES NECKLISS
181
BAXTERS PROCRUSTES
194
THE MARROW OF TRADITION
209
WHAT IS A WHITE MAN?
451
THE DISFRANCHISEMENT OF THE NEGRO
460

THE WIFE OF HIS YOUTH
58
THE SHERIFFS CHILDREN
71
A MATTER OF PRINCIPLE
89
POSTBELLUMPREHARLEM
481
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About the author (2008)

Charles W. Chesnutt was an innovative and influential African American writer of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. His novels include The House Behind the Cedars, The Marrow of Tradition, and The Colonel's Dream, as well as the posthumously published novel Paul Marchand, F.M.C. from the University Press of Mississippi.

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