From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative

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University of Illinois Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 225 pages
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Contents

I Rose and Found My Voice Narration Authentication and Authorial Control in Four Slave Narratives
3
Lost in a Cause Booker T Washingtons Up from Slavery
32
The Quest of the Weary Traveler W E B Du Boiss The Souls of Black Folk
52
THE RESPONSE
93
Lost in a Quest James Weldon Johnsons The Autobiography of an ExColoured Man
95
Literacy and Ascent Richard Wrights Black Boy
128
Literacy and Hibernation Ralph Ellisons Invisible Man
163
Afterword
195
Bibliography
217
Index
221
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About the author (1991)

Robert B. Stepto is Professor of English, African American Studies, and American Studies at Yale University. He is the author of A Home Elsewhere: Reading African American Classics in the Age of Obama, Blue as the Lake: A Personal Geography, and From Behind the Veil: A Study of Afro-American Narrative. Among his edited volumes are Chant of Saints: A Gathering of Literature, Art, and Scholarship; Afro-American Literature: The Reconstruction of Instruction; and Harper American Literature.

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