Psychoanalysis and Black Novels

Psychoanalysis and Black Novels : Desire and the Protocols of Race

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Although psychoanalytic theory is one of the most important and influential tools in contemporary literary criticism, to date it has had very little impact on the study of African-American literature and culture. Now, Claudia Tate argues that psycholanalytic paradigms can produce rich readings of African-American desire, alienation, and subjectivity. Tate summarizes the work of such figures as Freud and Lacan, with references to their contemporary literary proponents, and examines a series of texts by Emma Kelly, W.E.B. DuBois, Richard Wright, Zora Neale Hurston, and Nella Larsen. This book is intended as an introduction to psychoanalytic theory and its application for African-American literature and culture. This book is intended for students and scholars in African American studies.show more

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  • Hardback | 254 pages
  • 157.48 x 236.22 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 4 halftones, bibliography
  • 0195096827
  • 9780195096828

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