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WRESTLING ANGELS INTO SONG. The Fictions of Ernest J. Gaines and James Alan McPherson.

Gaines, Ernest J. and James Alan McPherson). Beavers, Herman

ISBN 10: 0812231503 / ISBN 13: 9780812231502
Published by Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1995.) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A study of the work of these two great writers, as following in the traditions of Ralph Ellison - that is, in exploring as African Americans the complexies of American identity. Notes, bibliography, index. pp. xii, 275 pp. SIGNED by the author, Beavers, on the title page andwith a long and warm INSCRIPTION on the half title page, dated in the year of publication. Fine in fine dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 31523

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Title: WRESTLING ANGELS INTO SONG. The Fictions of ...

Publisher: Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, (1995.) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Herman Beavers offers a richly nuanced study of Ernes J. Gaines, James Alan McPherson, and Ralph Ellison as writers who have found ways to invest circumstances that might otherwise be seen as sites of squalor or despair with a sense of cultural vitality. He examines the Ellisonian themes and motifs the two later writers take up in their fiction, and looks at Ellison's influence on the strategies they enact to construct themselves as American writers.

For Beavers, the fictions of Ellison, Gaines, and McPherson are peopled by characters who value acts of storytelling and whose stories frame a fuller, more complex, and more inclusive version of American identity than those the dominant white culture has allowed.

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Herman Beavers is Associate Professor of English at the University of Pennsylvania.

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