Fingering the jagged grain tradition and form in recent Black fiction by Keith Eldon Byerman

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Published by University of Georgia Press in Athens .

Written in English

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Subjects:

  • American fiction -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • African Americans in literature

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-302) and index.

Book details

StatementKeith E. Byerman.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 B9 1985
The Physical Object
Paginationix, 308 p. ;
Number of Pages308
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3020943M
ISBN 100820307890, 0820309044
LC Control Number85001102

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