7 edition of The African novel and the modernist tradition found in the catalog.
Includes bibliographical references (p. -215) and index.
|Statement||David I. Ker.|
|Series||Studies in African and African-American culture -- vol. 12|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||x, 223 p. ;|
|Number of Pages||223|
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In Bernard W. Bell published The Afro-American Novel and Its Tradition, a comprehensive interpretive history of more than novels written by African Americans from to The book won the Distinguished Scholarship Award of the College Language Association and was reprinted five times. Now Bell has produced a new volume that serves as a sequel and 5/5(1). Modernism, in general, reflected a departure from traditional forms of art, religion, philosophy, social organization, and daily life which modernist artists felt had become outdated in the new environments of an emerging industrialized world. The poet Ezra Pound's injunction to "Make it new!" was the touchstone of the movement's approach.
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The African Novel and the Modernist Tradition challenges, from a literary perspective, the general thinking that what is European and American is uniquely different from what is African.
The book examines key African novels side by side with British and American modernist novels. Through this comparative study, it demonstrates the manner in which several African novelists have Format: Paperback.
"The African Novel and the Modernist Tradition challenges, from a literary perspective, the general thinking that what is European and American is uniquely different from what is African.
The book examines key African novels side by side with British and American modernist novels. Get this from a library. The African novel and the modernist tradition. [David I Ker] -- The African Novel and the Modernist Tradition challenges, from a literary perspective, the general thinking that what is European and American is uniquely different from what is African.
The book. Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc: Additional Physical Format: Online version: Ker, David I., African novel and the modernist tradition. The African novel and the modernist tradition by Ker, David I., Publication date Topics African fiction (English), Literature, Comparative, Literature, Comparative, Literature, Comparative, Literature, Comparative, Modernism (Literature) Publisher Internet Archive Books.
Scanned in : The African American Roots of Modernism persuasively argues that a distinctive Afro-modernist literature emerged in advance of Harlem's famous renaissance. What's more, it clinches the case that the specter of Jim Crow is the great unsaid behind the invention of American modernism in general."--William J.
Maxwell, Washington University in St. Louis. Roots takes the same book and extends it into a very long read (which still leaves you wishing for more!).
Overall, this book is an excellent read, as is "Roots", just don't be suckered into Alex Hayley's claim that "Roots" is factual, because after reading "The African" you will see that "Roots" was copied!/5(26).
Just to get this out of the way: YES. Alex Haley plagiarized from this when writing "Roots." Courlander took him to court and, though Haley initially huffed it was all nonsense, Haley actually settled and issued one final concession: "Alex Haley acknowledges and regrets that various materials from 'The African' by Harold Courlander found their way into his book 'Roots.'"/5.
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The larger point here is that just like the Makerere generation, these South Africans were writers and intellectuals that belonged to their times, and as apartheid became entrenched so did their resistance. In The African Novel in English Keith Booker uses eight African novels to illustrate the scopes, varieties and the general aesthetic, cultural, and political concerns that have motivated African authors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data) The rise to global prominence of African literature, and particularly of the African novel, has been seen by many. The Rise of the African Novel is the first book to situate South African and African-language literature of the late s through the early s in relation to the literature of decolonization that spanned the s through the s, and the contemporary generation of established and emerging continental and diaspora African writers of international renown.
Literary modernism, or modernist literature, has its origins in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, mainly in Europe and North America, and is characterized by a self-conscious break with traditional ways of writing, in both poetry and prose ists experimented with literary form and expression, as exemplified by Ezra Pound's maxim to "Make it new."Cultural origins: Industrial Revolution.
African literature is literature of or from Africa and includes oral literature (or "orature", in the term coined by Ugandan scholar Pio Zirimu). As George Joseph notes in his chapter on African literature in Understanding Contemporary Africa, whereas European views of literature often stressed a separation of art and content, African awareness is inclusive.
The 10 best contemporary African books lost to civil war. In this, her second novel, she takes the reader to Freetown in peacetime – in and the present day. Buy This Book in Print summary In identifying Jim Crow with the coming of modernity, Smethurst focuses on how artists reacted to the system’s racial territorialization, especially in urban areas, with migration narratives, poetry about the black experience, and black performance of popular culture forms such as ragtime and vaudeville.
This article examines the complex and often contradictory relationship of African culture to modernism and its cultural effects. It aims to address the ways in which African writers have engaged with, probed, and interrogated the discourses of modernity, especially the cultural discourse of modernism.
The article suggests that in its attempt to revivify European culture, Cited by: 2. The novel is modernism's most vital and experimental genre. In this Companion leading critics explore the very significant pleasures of reading modernist novels, but also demonstrate how and why reading modernist fiction can be difficult.
No. ognized place for the novel emerges within a more sociological and materialist reading of the African American tradition. Close scrutiny of Invisible Man's relation to three important modernist texts-The Art of the Novel, Notes from Under- ground, and The Waste Land-uncovers in El- lison's book a critique of the modernist sensibilityFile Size: 2MB.
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