Download e-book for kindle: Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of Contemporary by Kimberly Fain

By Kimberly Fain

ISBN-10: 1442250135

ISBN-13: 9781442250130

From his first novel, The Intuitionist, in 1999, Colson Whitehead has produced fiction that brilliantly blurs style and cultural traces to illustrate the common angst and vital bonds shared by means of all americans. by way of neglecting to say a character’s racial background, Whitehead demanding situations the cultural assumptions of his readers. His African American protagonists are good expert and upwardly cellular and hence lack many of the social angst that's imposed by way of racial stratification. regardless of the serious acclaim and literary awards Whitehead has acquired, there were few in-depth examinations of his work.

In Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of latest Literature, Kimberly Fain explores the paintings of this literary trailblazer, discussing how his novels reconstruct the yank id to be inclusive instead of particular and therefore increase the scope of who's thought of an American. Whitehead makes an attempt this feat via together with African american citizens one of the type of people that may perhaps in achieving the yank Dream, assuming they're expert and economically cellular. whereas the conflicts confronted by means of his characters are indicators of the common human situation, they assimilate on the price of cultural alienation and emotional emptiness.

In addition to The Intuitionist, Fain additionally examines John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, The Colossus of recent York, Sag Harbor, and Zone One, demonstrating how they bend style tropes and technique literary motifs from a postracial standpoint. evaluating the writer to his African American and American literary forebears, in addition to interpreting his literary ambivalence among post-blackness and postracialism, Colson Whitehead bargains readers a special perception to at least one of crucial authors of the twenty-first century. As such, this e-book can be of curiosity to students of African American literature, American literature, African American reviews, American reports, multicultural reviews, gender stories, and literary theory.

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