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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Date Issued: 2012

Publisher: Florida Atlantic University

Physical Form: electronic

Extent: vii, 75 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: The three novels examined in this thesis do not deal with the subject of slavery directly; however, I argue that, much like slave narratives, they all depict oppressive master/slave relationships and feature protagonists who fight for freedom through literacy and/or education. This thesis outlines three contemporary novels that take place during or after the Civil Rights Movement, what I call freedom narratives, that not only signify on, but pay tribute to, the slave and neo-slave narrative tradition. These novels borrow from the tradition, not only in terms of structure, but also in terms of plot, point of view, theme, and resolution. Additionally, through the novels, one can see how the trauma of slavery in America permeates contemporary American homes, both White and Black. This thesis focuses on PUSH by Sapphire, The Darkest Child by Delores Phillips, and Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison to illustrate the significance and the impact of the traditional slave narrative and the trauma of slavery on contemporary novels and American people.

Identifier: 794924359 (oclc), 3342241 (digitool), FADT3342241 (IID), fau:3888 (fedora)

Note(s): by Samantha Messinger.Thesis (M.A.)--Florida Atlantic University, 2012.Includes bibliography.Electronic reproduction. Boca Raton, Fla., 2012. Mode of access: World Wide Web.

Subject(s): Allison, DorothySapphire, 1950-Phillips, Delores, 1950-Slavery in literatureSymbolism in literatureAfrican American women novelists -- 21st century -- Criticism and interpretation

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/FAU/3342241

Owner Institution: FAU



Autor: Messinger, Samantha.

Fuente: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A3888



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