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Black Fiction

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$36.00 • £31.95 • €32.95

ISBN 9780674076228

Publication Date: 01/01/1974


272 pages


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Black Fiction is a rare kind of critical work; it provides such keen and comprehensive insight that it is a landmark by which future studies should orient themselves and a standard against which future works should be measured.Library Journal

Rosenblatt’s choice of novels is excellent; they are linked to each other by content and not merely by epoch or the supposed racial philosophy of their authors… An admirably perceptive work… Optimism certainly arises from the fact that there are critics like Rosenblatt who are capable of providing the rich interpretations that a rich literature deserves.—Barbara Smith, The New Republic

His effort reaches its zenith in the analyses of The Uncalled (Paul Laurence Dunbar), The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man (James Weldon Johnson), Native Son (Richard Wright), and Invisible Man (Ralph Ellison). His exploration of these novels…is extraordinary both in its complexity and clearness.—Lee A. Daniels, The Washington Post Book World

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