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Title Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic [electronic resource] : Literature, Modernity, and Diaspora / edited by Jeremy Braddock and Jonathan P. Eburne.

Publication Info. [Place of publication not identified] : Johns Hopkins University Press, [2013]


Description 1 online resource (375 pages)
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Series A modern fiction studies book
Modern fiction studies book.
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Summary "How African-American artists and intellectuals sought greater liberty in Paris while also questioning the extent of the freedoms they so publicly praised." -- American Literary History Paris has always fascinated and welcomed writers. Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, writers of American, Caribbean, and African descent were no exception. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic considers the travels made to Paris -- whether literally or imaginatively -- by black writers. These collected essays explore the transatlantic circulation of ideas, texts, and objects to which such travels to Paris contributed. Editors Jeremy Braddock and Jonathan P. Eburne expand upon an acclaimed special issue of the journal Modern Fiction Studies with four new essays and a revised introduction. Beginning with W. E. B. Du Bois's trip to Paris in 1900and ending with the contemporary state of diasporic letters in the French capital, this collection embraces theoretical close readings, materialist intellectual studies of networks, comparative essays, and writings at the intersection of literary and visual studies. Paris, Capital of the Black Atlantic is unique both in its focus on literary fiction as a formal and sociological category and in the range of examples it brings to bear on the question of Paris as an imaginary capital of diasporic consciousness. "Demonstrate[s] how Black writers shaped history and contributed to conflicting notions of modernity hosted in Paris... The wide range of writers and scholars from American and Francophone studies makes this collection very original and an exciting adventure in concepts, movements, and ideologies that could be acceptable to non-specialists as well." -- American Studies"-- Provided by Freading.
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Subject Literature, Modern -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African literature (French) -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Caribbean literature (French) -- Black authors -- History and criticism.
Authors, Black -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
African American authors -- Homes and haunts -- France -- Paris.
Blacks -- France -- Paris -- Intellectual life.
Blacks in literature.
African diaspora in literature.
Paris (France) -- In literature.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
Paris (France) -- Intellectual life -- 21st century.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Added Author Braddock, Jeremy, editor.
Eburne, Jonathan P. (Jonathan Paul), editor.
ISBN 9781421410043 (epub)
9781421407791 (print)
Standard No. 9781421410043

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