The Resource Prophets of recognition : ideology and the individual in novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty, Julia Eichelberger

Prophets of recognition : ideology and the individual in novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty, Julia Eichelberger

Label
Prophets of recognition : ideology and the individual in novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty
Title
Prophets of recognition
Title remainder
ideology and the individual in novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty
Statement of responsibility
Julia Eichelberger
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Prophets of Recognition considers four well-known post-World War II American novels - Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man, Toni Morrison's The Bluest Eye, Saul Bellow's Seize the Day, and Eudora Welty's The Optimist's Daughter - from an innovative perspective. According to Julia Eichelberger, though these novels represent diverse writers and experiences, they reflect a similar conception of the individual's relationship to modern American society." "In each novel, individuals seek a place within a public world, demonstrating what Eichelberger terms "suspicious humanism," a philosophy that acknowledges the power of a person to resist dehumanizing cultural beliefs and to recognize his own innate human value. This ideal form of democracy Eichelberger calls "recognition," and she maintains that each novel champions it at least implicitly by employing actions and social structures that accord the characters an inherent value rather than requiring them to attain relative value within the social hierarchy." "Eichelberger's application of critical theory to interpretative analysis illumines the novels under discussion and shows as well the relevance of individual/societal tension to other American fiction of the period. By identifying a shared vision of democracy, ideology, and the individual in works that cross lines of race, ethnicity, gender, and region, she helps identify what is American about American literature." --Book Jacket
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Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
813/.5409353
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S714
LC item number
E35 1999eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Southern literary studies
Label
Prophets of recognition : ideology and the individual in novels by Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, Saul Bellow, and Eudora Welty, Julia Eichelberger
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 179-187) and index
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  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm45733664
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 192 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585292328
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
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.b27376485
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)45733664
  • ebsco0585292329

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