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Existentialist Thought in African American Literature Before 1940 Melvin Hill

Existentialist Thought in African American Literature Before 1940

Melvin Hill

Published January 1st 2016
ISBN : 9781498514811
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108 pages
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Existentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940 consciously acknowledges the existential currents that are profoundly embedded in African American literature, establishing a rich legacy of existentialist thought that predatesMoreExistentialist Thought in African American Literature before 1940 consciously acknowledges the existential currents that are profoundly embedded in African American literature, establishing a rich legacy of existentialist thought that predates Richard Wrights existential birth.This collection fuses together discussions of existentialist thought and African American literature in an effort to rethink and even re-frame African American literary traditions, showing that several texts, and even most canonical texts, lack a systematic study through an existential lens.