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The Resource Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide, Bryan Crable

Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide, Bryan Crable

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Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide
Title
Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide
Statement of responsibility
Bryan Crable
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Language
eng
Summary
"Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke focuses on the little-known but important friendship between two canonical American writers. The story of this fifty-year friendship, however, is more than literary biography; Bryan Crable argues that the Burke-Ellison relationship can be interpreted as a microcosm of the American "racial divide." Through examination of published writings and unpublished correspondence, he reconstructs the dialogue between Burke and Ellison about race that shaped some of their most important works, including Burke's A Rhetoric of Motives and Ellison's Invisible Man. In addition, the book connects this dialogue to changes in American discourse about race. Crable shows that these two men were deeply connected, intellectually and personally, but the social division between white and black Americans produced hesitation, embarrassment, mystery, and estrangement where Ellison and Burke might otherwise have found unity. By using Ellison's nonfiction and Burke's rhetorical theory to articulate a new vocabulary of race, the author concludes not with a simplistic "healing" of the divide but with a challenge to embrace the responsibility inherent to our social order."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
E7B
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government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide, Bryan Crable
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Ralph Ellison and Kenneth Burke at the roots of the racial divide, Bryan Crable
Link
http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt6wrp6t
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
Contents
Birth of an ancestor -- Antagonistic cooperation -- From acceptance to rejection: Invisible man -- Was Kenneth Burke a racist? -- From turmoil to peace: an ultimate vocabulary of race
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Extent
1 online resource (xvi, 242 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813932170
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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