African American Satire: The Sacredly Profane Novel
"Satire's real purpose as a literary genre is to criticize through humor, irony, caricature, and parody, and ultimately to defy the status quo. In African American Satire, Darryl Dickson-Carr provides the first book-length study of African-American satire and the vital role it has played. In the process he investigates African American literature, American literature, and the history of satire." --Book Jacket.
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African Amer African American communities African American culture African American literature African American satire American satirical novel argues artists authors Black Aesthetic Black Arts black culture black literature Black Nationalism black satire chapter characters color conﬂict contemporary Cotillion critics critique cynical deﬁned deﬁnition difﬁcult discourse discursive communities especially essay fact ﬁction ﬁgures ﬁnal ﬁnd ﬁrst Fisher ﬁt folklore frequently fulﬁlling George Harlem Renaissance Hughes’s humor ican identity ideological Infants inﬂuence intellectual Invisible Man’s ironic irony Ishmael Reed Jazz Jes Grew LaBas Langston Hughes literary Lumumba Morrison Moses multicultural Mumbo Jumbo narrative narrator Nationalist Negro Nigger obsession oppression parodies Paul Beatty picaresque picaro position problem race racial racism Ralph Ellison Raymond reader Reed’s reﬂect rhetorical role scene Schuyler Semple sexual signiﬁcant signifying Simple Simple’s social society speciﬁc stories text’s traditions trickster W. E. B. Du Bois Wallace Thurman women write Zora Neale Hurston
Page 33 - joking relationship' is a relation between two persons in which one is by custom permitted, and in some instances required, to tease or make fun of the other, who in turn is required to take no offence.
Page 35 - ... figures collects, stroking full stomachs, looking vacantly into space, nervously smiling at the great, proudly displaying jewels and figures, clinking moneybags, slyly fingering new-bought fashions. The scene is equally choked with things: ostentatious buildings and statuary, chariots, sedan-chairs, clothes, books, food, horses, dildoes, luxurious furnishings, gin bottles, wigs. Pick up any major satiric work and open it at random and the immediate effect is one of disorderly profusion. The sheer...