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, t... View More...
Columbia, MO, University Of Missouri Press: 1994
Seller ID: 003138
Condition: Near Fine in Fine dust jacket
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 ... View More...