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Author Wald, Gayle, 1965-

Title Crossing the line : racial passing in twentieth-century U.S. literature and culture / Gayle Wald
Published Durham [N.C.] : Duke University Press, 2000
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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 251 pages) : illustrations
Series New Americanists
New Americanists
Contents Introduction : Race, passing, and cultural representation -- Home again : racial negotiations in modernist African American passing narratives -- Mezz Mezzrow and the voluntary negro blues -- Boundaries lost and found : racial passing and cinematic representation, circa 1949 -- "I'm through with passing" : postpassing narratives in Black popular literary culture -- "A most disagreeable mirror" : reflections of white identity in Black like me -- Epilogue : Passing, "color blindness," and contemporary discourses of race and identity
Summary Examines constructions of racial identity through the exploration of passing narratives including Black Like Me and forties jazz musician Mezz Mezzrow's memoir Really the Blues
Notes Revision of the author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Princeton University, 1995
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 227-240) and index
Notes English
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Subject African Americans in literature
American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism
American prose literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism
Group identity in literature
Passing (Identity) in literature
Passing (Identity) -- United States -- History -- 20th century
Race in literature
Racially mixed people in literature
Etnisch bewustzijn.
African Americans in literature.
American prose literature -- African American authors.
American prose literature.
Group identity in literature.
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / African American
Passing (Identity) in literature.
Passing (Identity)
Race in literature.
Racially mixed people in literature.
United States.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 99056662
ISBN 0822380927