Passing into the Present: Contemporary American Fiction of Racial and Gender Passing - Contemporary American and Canadian Writers (Paperback)Sinead Moynihan (author)
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The book accounts for the return of tropes of passing in fiction by Phillip Roth, Percival Everett, Louise Erdrich, Danzy Senna, Jeffrey Eugenides and Paul Beatty, by arguing meta-critical and meta-fictional tool. These writers are attracted to the trope of passing because passing narratives have always foregrounded the notion of textuality in relation to the (il)legibility of "black" subjects passing as white. The central argument of this book, then, is that contemporary narratives of passing are concerned with articulating and unpacking an analogy between passing and authorship.
The title promises to inaugurate dialogue on the relationships between passing, postmodernism and authorship in contemporary American fiction.
Publisher: Manchester University Press
Number of pages: 192
Dimensions: 216 x 138 mm
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