Criticism and Theory

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1 Shattuck, Roger Candor and Perversion: Literature, Education, and the Arts
0393048071 / 9780393048070; This book contains many essays on literature, education, and the arts. It is written based on Shattuck's seminal "Nineteen Theses" and form the philosophical basis of this volume. A few of these theses are: Across millions of years we have evolved a fairly stable human nature, which contains an elusive element of freedom; Literature ranges from simple songs and saying to elaborate and extended tales of human deeds; Works that have survived for centuries cannot be dismissed out of hand; Nothing will survive unless it has been uttered; We teach what we hope to learn; In a free society, the primary role of education is the transmission of a heritage, not its primary subversion; There is no literary "canon. " Tastes and curricula keep changing. It is our love of literature that remains constant. From these, three major sections unfold: Intellectual Craftsmanship, A Critic's Job of Work, and America, Africa, and Elsewhere, in which several essays address individual personalities, including O'Keefe and Stieglitz, Man Ray, Leopold Senghor, Octavio Paz, Arthur Miller, and others. 415 pages including credits, source of illustrations, and an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
W W Norton & Co Inc.
New York, 1999, First Edition
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The Representation of Slavery in Cuban Fiction, Williams, Lorna Valerie
2 Williams, Lorna Valerie The Representation of Slavery in Cuban Fiction
0826209572 / 9780826209573; The author examines the work of 6 antislavery writers from 19th century Cuba. Recognizing that these slave narratives represent the fledgling articulations of an emerging black voice, and also lay the foundation for 20th century Afro-Hispanic literary expression, she analyzes the authenticity of the slave protagonists' testimony - both in its content and mode of expression. Believing that a major discrepancy exists between the descriptions of slavery in works by writers of African descent and in works by others, the author argues that some antislavery writers were driven by their own personal agendas which often romanticized slavery, rather than by the realities of bondage. Includes bibliography and index. The ffep has a bit of a sticker on it. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
University Of Missouri Press
Columbia, MO, 1994, First Printing
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