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Author Judy, Ronald A. T.

Title (Dis)forming the American canon : African-Arabic slave narratives and the vernacular / Ronald A.T. Judy ; foreword by Wahneema Lubiano
Published Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [1993]
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Description 1 online resource (xxiii, 343 pages) : illustrations
Contents Acknowledgments; A Note on Transliteration; Abbreviations Used in Citations of Kant's Work; Foreword; 1 Introduction: Critique of Incorporation; Part I. Writing Being: The Slave Narrative as the Original Text; 2 Critique of American Enlightenment: The Problem with the Writing of Culture; 3 Writing Culture in the Negro: Grammatology of Civil Society and Slavery; 4 Critique of Genealogical Deduction: Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass and the (Dis)Formation of Canon Formation
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 291-331) and index
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Subject African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
American prose literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
American prose literature -- Arab American authors -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc
Arab Americans in literature.
Canon (Literature)
Narration (Rhetoric) -- History -- 19th century.
Slavery -- United States -- Historiography.
Slaves -- United States -- Intellectual life.
Slaves' writings, American -- History and criticism -- Theory, etc.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0816684278 (electronic bk.)
9780816684274 (electronic bk.)
Other Titles Disforming the American canon