Blacks in Eden : the African American novel's first century /
|Published:||Charlottesville : University Press of Virginia, 1996.|
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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."