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By Kimberly Fain

ISBN-10: 1442250135

ISBN-13: 9781442250130

From his first novel, The Intuitionist, in 1999, Colson Whitehead has produced fiction that brilliantly blurs style and cultural strains to illustrate the common angst and essential bonds shared through all american citizens. through neglecting to say a character’s racial background, Whitehead demanding situations the cultural assumptions of his readers. His African American protagonists are good expert and upwardly cellular and hence lack many of the social angst that's imposed by way of racial stratification. regardless of the severe acclaim and literary awards Whitehead has acquired, there were few in-depth examinations of his work.

In Colson Whitehead: The Postracial Voice of up to date Literature, Kimberly Fain explores the paintings of this literary trailblazer, discussing how his novels reconstruct the yankee id to be inclusive instead of specific and hence increase the scope of who's thought of an American. Whitehead makes an attempt this feat by means of together with African american citizens one of the category of people that might in attaining the yankee Dream, assuming they're informed and economically cellular. whereas the conflicts confronted by way of his characters are indicators of the common human situation, they assimilate on the fee of cultural alienation and emotional emptiness.

In addition to The Intuitionist, Fain additionally examines John Henry Days, Apex Hides the Hurt, The Colossus of latest York, Sag Harbor, and Zone One, demonstrating how they bend style tropes and technique literary motifs from a postracial standpoint. evaluating the writer to his African American and American literary forebears, in addition to analyzing his literary ambivalence among post-blackness and postracialism, Colson Whitehead deals readers a distinct perception to at least one of crucial authors of the twenty-first century. As such, this ebook should be of curiosity to students of African American literature, American literature, African American reports, American experiences, multicultural reports, gender reports, and literary theory.

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