Table of Contents:
  • White tillers
  • Black harvesters
  • Gardens south, gardens north
  • Black female subjectivity and the social skin
  • Rituals for aggregation
  • White male subjectivity and the cult of chivarly
  • A renaissance of chivalry: The house behind the cedars
  • A peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness
  • Black man, new man: Chesnutt's John (Walden) Warwick
  • The beast-bridegroom: Johnson's ex-coloured man
  • The machine-made new negro: Schuyler's Matthew Fisher
  • The deformation of black subjectivity
  • A strange fruit in the new garden
  • A new south, a new religion
  • Subjects, societies, and tropes: The marrow of tradition
  • Hell: War and racism
  • France: (In)verions of paradise
  • Harlem: Black garden, white snake
  • Southern edens and the "spoils" of war. Subjectivity and the adamic paradigm
  • The cosmography of Native Son's fictive world
  • Configurations of desire in The Street
  • Configurations of a southern fictive world
  • Totemic character and biracial liminals
  • Totemism and the White male subject formation
  • Historiographic Counterdiscourse: The Rootless
  • The textualization of blackness: Invisible man
  • The Trope: "Here in this eden"
  • The Subject: "Who was I, How had I come to be?"
  • The society: "The patterns of men's lives."