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305.896 W
Descript.
viii, 151 pages ; 22 cm.
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Contents
How to make a slave --Dragon slayers --Before grief --Inauguration --Kaleshion --The heritage room --Unprepared --Feeding pigeons --Breathe --The heart --Balling --Testimony --Smoke --Wars --Simple --The designated driver --Strippers --Thieves --Once more to the ghetto --Race stories --Advice to a family man.
Summary
"Personal essays exploring identity, family, and community through the prism of race and black culture. Confronts the medical profession's racial biases, shopping while black at Whole Foods, the legacy of Michael Jackson, raising black boys, haircuts that scare white people, racial profiling, and growing up in Southside Chicago"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780814255995 (pbk.)
081425599X (pbk.)
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305.800973 P
Edition
First edition.
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xxvi, 384 pages ; 22 cm
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Translation of: Essays
Bibliog.
Includes bibliographical references.
Contents
Foreword: thus far on the way / by Zadie Smith -- Slouching toward Washington -- Busted in New York -- Beyond the fringe -- Dreams from Obama -- Obama and the black church -- What he really said -- Deep in the bowl -- Invisible black America -- In Ferguson -- Black lives and the police -- Pilot me -- Austere and lonely offices -- The great puzzle -- The Afro pessimist temptation -- Paris: the black maestro -- On your own in Russia -- How I got over -- Banjo -- The real Harlem -- The genius of blackness -- Black master -- Looking at Selma -- Under the spell of James Baldwin -- Moon over Miami -- Miss Aretha Franklin.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780374117443 (hardcover)
0374117446
Call #
801.95 O
Descript.
211 pages ; 22 cm.
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Contents
The boys in the alley, the disappearing readers, and the novel's ghostly twin -- Novel or nothing: Lionel Trilling -- The lastingness of Saul Bellow -- "Please, stories are stories": Bernard Malamud -- W.H. Auden at the 92nd Street Y -- Transcending the Kafkaesque -- Nobility eclipsed -- Writers, visible and invisible -- Out from Xanadu -- The rhapsodist -- "I write because I hate": William Gass -- Love and levity at Auschwitz: Martin Amis -- An empty coffin: H.G. Adler.
Summary
"In a collection that includes new essays written explicitly for this volume, one of our sharpest and most influential critics confronts the past, present, and future of literary culture. If every outlet for book criticism suddenly disappeared -- if all we had were reviews that treated books like any other commodity -- could the novel survive? In a gauntlet-throwing essay at the start of this brilliant assemblage, Cynthia Ozick stakes the claim that, just as surely as critics require a steady supply of new fiction, novelists need great critics to build a vibrant community on the foundation of literary history. For decades, Ozick herself has been one of our great critics, as these essays so clearly display. She offers models of critical analysis of writers from the mid-twentieth century to today, from Saul Bellow, Bernard Malamud, and Kafka, to William Gass and Martin Amis, all assembled in provocatively named groups: Fanatics, Monsters, Figures, and others. Uncompromising and brimming with insight, these essays are essential reading for anyone facing the future of literature in the digital age"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780544703711
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