Civil rights in the white literary imagination : innocence by association /

"The statement "The Civil Rights Movement changed America," though true, has become something of a cliché. Civil Rights in the White Literary Imagination seeks to determine how, exactly, the movement affected four iconic American writers: Robert Penn Warren, Norman Mailer, Eudora Wel...

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Main Author: Gray, Jonathan W.
Format: Book
Published: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
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Table of Contents:
  • Introduction: perfect unions: innocence and exceptionalism in American literary discourse
  • "The look back home from a long distance": Robert Penn Warren and the limits of historical responsibility
  • The apocalyptic hipster: "the white negro" and Norman Mailer's achievement of style
  • "The whole heart of fiction": Eudora Welty inside the closed society
  • "Negroes, and blood, and horror": William Styron, existential freedom, and The confessions of Nat Turner
  • Epilogue: perfecting innocence.