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The Resource African American satire : the sacredly profane novel, Darryl Dickson-Carr

African American satire : the sacredly profane novel, Darryl Dickson-Carr

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African American satire : the sacredly profane novel
Title
African American satire
Title remainder
the sacredly profane novel
Statement of responsibility
Darryl Dickson-Carr
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Contributor
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "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."--Jacket
  • 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. Dickson-Carr argues that major works by such authors as Rudolph Fisher, Ishmael Reed, Ralph Ellison, Langston Hughes, and George S. Schuyler should be read primarily as satires in order to avoid misinterpretation and to gain a greater understanding of their specific meanings and the eras in which they were written. He also examines the satirical rhetoric and ideological bases of complex works such as John Oliver Killens's The Cotillion and Cecil Brown's The Life and Loves of Mr. Jiveass Nigger{u2014}books that are currently out of print and that have received only scant critical attention since they were first published. Beginning with the tradition of folk humor that originated in West Africa and was forcibly transplanted to the Americas through chattel slavery, Dickson-Carr focuses in each chapter on a particular period of the twentieth century in which the African American satirical novel flourished. He analyzes the historical contexts surrounding African American literature and culture within discrete crucial movements, starting with the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s and ending in the present. He also demonstrates how the political, cultural, and literary ethos of each particular moment is manifested and contested in each text. By examining these texts closely within their historical and ideological contexts, Dickson-Carr shows how African American satirical novels provide the reader of African American literature with a critique of popular ideologies seldom found in nonsatirical works. Providing a better understanding of what satire is and why it is so important for fulfilling many of the goals of African American literature, African American Satire will be an important addition to African American studies
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DLC
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1968-
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Dickson-Carr, Darryl
Dewey number
813/.509896073
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.N4
LC item number
D53 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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University of Missouri Press
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  • American fiction
  • Politics and literature
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • Political fiction, American
  • Political satire, American
  • Satire, American
  • African Americans in literature
Label
African American satire : the sacredly profane novel, Darryl Dickson-Carr
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sacredly Profane: Toward a Theory of African American Literary Satire
  • Precursors: Satire through the Harlem Renaissance, 1900-1940
  • Channeling the Lower Frequencies: African American Satire from World War II through the Postwar Era
  • "Nation Enough": Black Politics in the 1960s and the Advent of the Multicultural Iconoclast
  • New Politics, New Voices: Black Satire in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Control code
45466162
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780826213259
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00066598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
African American satire : the sacredly profane novel, Darryl Dickson-Carr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-220) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Sacredly Profane: Toward a Theory of African American Literary Satire
  • Precursors: Satire through the Harlem Renaissance, 1900-1940
  • Channeling the Lower Frequencies: African American Satire from World War II through the Postwar Era
  • "Nation Enough": Black Politics in the 1960s and the Advent of the Multicultural Iconoclast
  • New Politics, New Voices: Black Satire in the Post-Civil Rights Era
Control code
45466162
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xv, 226 pages
Isbn
9780826213259
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
00066598
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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