This specific ISBN edition is currently not available.View all copies of this ISBN edition:
John Charles, Farah Jasmine Griffin, Bill V. Mullen, Rachel Peterson, Paula Rabinowitz, Rachel Rubin, James Smethurst, Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán
The essayists in Revising the Blueprint: Ann Petry and the Literary Left examine Ann Petry's relationship to left-wing political circles in the years following World War II. Anthologies dedicated to African American writing, even those that consider the African American literary left, often exclude Petry (1908-1997). These essayists demonstrate how Petry's literary art, as well as her engagement in various community struggles, landed her squarely in a variety of progressive communities.
Through analyses of Petry's three novels, her short fiction, and her nonfiction, scholars identify her literary forms and aesthetics, including pulp fiction, Marxist analysis, literary naturalism, and the realism Petry used to explore early Cold War racial, sexual, and class politics. Although Petry is not readily placed in leftist circles, the essays collected here show her engagement in a number of events centered in post-WWII Harlem, such as the Bronx Slave Market protest concerning treatment of African American female domestic workers and her role as contributor to Harlem's radical periodical, the People's Voice. Essays show that Petry's writing provides an important link between the Popular Front of the 1930s and the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s.
Alex Lubin, assistant professor of American studies at the University of New Mexico, is the author of Romance and Rights: The Politics of Interracial Intimacy, 1945-1954, published by University Press of Mississippi.
"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.
This reassessment of the African American novelist and her position in the canon
- Collects new essays examining the work of an often overlooked African American writer of the postwar era
- Explores Petry's work from political and aesthetic perspectives
- Considers Petry's role in the civil rights movements and more radical left wing movements
- Includes commentary on Petry's entire body of work, not just her novels
- Features essays from John Charles (North Carolina State); Farah Jasmine Griffin (Columbia University); Bill V. Mullen (Purdue University); Rachel Peterson (University of Michigan); Paula Rabinowitz (University of Minnesota); Rachel Rubin (University of Massachusetts-Boston); James Smethurst (University of Massachusetts-Amherst); and Melina Vizcaíno-Alemán (University of New Mexico)From the Inside Flap:
A reassessment of the African American novelist and her position in the canon in the years following World War II
"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.
Book Description University Press of Mississippi, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1578069718
Book Description Univ Pr of Mississippi, 2007. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. 179 pages. 9.25x6.25x1.00 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 1578069718