- Paperback: 384 pages
- Publisher: Oxford University Press; Reprint edition (Jan. 1 1986)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0195066561
- ISBN-13: 978-0195066562
- Product Dimensions: 15.6 x 2.5 x 23.5 cm
- Shipping Weight: 662 g
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- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #3,164,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
The Slave's Narrative Paperback – Feb 18 2003
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"An excellent tool for teachers of black history."--Darrell Millner, Portland State University
"Excellent text for a sourcebook-course in origins of black literature. The inclusion of critical essays is a plus."--George Klawitter, Viterbo College
"A valuable reference for students who are doing papers on narrative tradition, autobiography, etc."--Fahamisha Patricia Brown, Boston College
"A valuable compilation of important historical documents that add greatly to our understanding of America's past and present."--Don Evans, Trenton State College
"Impressive and essential, this text remains one of the most authoritative scholarly collections on the subject."--Joycelyn Moody, University of Washington
"The most sophisticated and comprehensive book we have yet on the central issue facing students of nineteenth-century Afro-American literature: the question of how to analyze and evaluate the autobiographical tradition of the ex-slave."--Black American Literature Forum
"This attractive anthology has several excerpts that I have been unable to find in a brief collection suitable for a class. It will provide specific background for a Black literature or history course....I find it completely useful for a survey of African American literature."--David B.
Merrell, Abilene Christian University
"An impressive collection."--The New York Times Book Review
"Provides the reader with a sensitive explanation and analysis of the autobiographical narratives written or dictated by ex-slaves of African descent from 1750 to the twentieth century....This volume is a welcome addition to the constantly growing body of scholarly literature on the
institution of slavery as it was seen from the slave's point of view."--Florida Historical Quarterly
"This collection is indispensable for historians and literary critics, as well as anyone interested in slavery and autobiography."--Bookletter/Southeast
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Nearly all of the essays effortlessly tie in analysis of the narrative form with the subject of slavery. The essays focusing on narratives as literature are especially good. These essays include essays on slave narratives as autobiographies; the slave narrative of Juan Francisco Manzano, whose linear organization is punctuated by moments of torture expressed by textual discontinuities; the feminist slave narrative of Harriet Jacobs; and picaresque slave narratives.
In addition to the logistics, a Kindle version would hopefully be immmensely less expensive for Amazon to deliver and hopefully considerably less expensive for the customer to purchase.
With no other information to go on and with a rating required, I rated this book based on the association with Professor Gates.