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Posts under tag: Race and Ethnicity

June 7, 2012

Race, Manhood, and Modernism in America

Author:  Mark Whalan.

This book offers the first extended comparison between American writers Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) and Jean Toomer (1894-1967), and their development of unique visions of how race, gender, and region would be transformed as America entered an age of mass consumerism and rural decline.

April 23, 2012

Playing the Races

Author:  Henry B. Wonham

In Playing the Races, Henry B. Wonham explains why the major practitioners of American literary realism so often resorted to the patently un-realistic technique of caricature in their representation of ethnic identity.