The Black American Short Story in the 20th Century

A Collection of Critical Essays

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This volume is a collection of essays on black short stories written between 1998 and 1976. It aims to say something about the black short story as a genre and the development of the racial situation in America as well. The primary aim is to introduce the reader to this long neglected genre of black fiction. In contrast to the black novel, the short story has hardly been given extensive criticism, let alone serious attention. The individual essays of this collection aim at presenting new points of critical orientation in the hope of reviving and fostering further discussions. They provide a variety of approaches, and a great diversity of critical points of view.
[Not in series - Grüner, 133]  1977.  vii, 209 pp.
Publishing status: Available | Original publisher: B.R. Grüner Publishing Company
Table of Contents
Preface
vii
Black American Short Fiction in the 20th Century: Problems of Audience, and the Evolution of Artistic Stances and Themes
Peter Bruck
1–19
Charles Waddell Chesnutt the Sheriff's Children (1889)
Hartmut K. Selke
21–38
Paul Laurence Dunbar The Scapegoat (1904)
John C. Wakefield
39–51
Jean Toomer FERN (1922)
Udo O.H. Jung
52–69
Langston Hughes The BlUes i'm Playing (1934)
Peter Bruck
71–83
Chester Himes A Nigger(1937)
Maureen Liston
85–97
Richard Wright Fire and Cloud (1938)
Wolfgang Karrer
99–110
Ralph Ellison King of the Bingo Game(1944)
Willi Real
111–127
William Melvin Kelley the Poker Party (1961)
David Galloway
129–140
John A. Williams Son in the Afternoon (1962)
Peter Freese
141–155
Ernest J. Gaines a Long Day in November (1963)
Barbara Puschmann-Nalenz
157–169
James Baldwin Going to Meet the MaN (1965)
Peter Freese
171–185
Amiri Baraka (Leroi Jones) The Alternative (1965)
John C. Wakefield
187–204
Selected Bibliography
Peter Bruck
205–207
Contributors
209
Subjects

Literature & Literary Studies

English literature & literary studies
BIC Subject: DSB – Literary studies: general
BISAC Subject: LIT000000 – LITERARY CRITICISM / General
U.S. Library of Congress Control Number:  78306192