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The House Behind the Cedars

Author : Charles W. Chesnutt
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Time touches all things with destroying hand; and if he seem now and then to bestow the bloom of youth, the sap of spring, it is but a brief mockery, to be surely and swiftly followed by the wrinkles of old age, the dry leaves and bare branches of winter. And yet there are places where Time seems to linger lovingly long after youth has departed, and to which he seems loath to bring the evil day. Who has not known some even-tempered old man or woman who seemed to have drunk of the fountain of youth? Who has not seen somewhere an old town that, having long since ceased to grow, yet held its own without perceptible decline?

The House Behind the Cedars

Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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House Behind the Cedars EasyRead Edition

Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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This is a wonderful novel and considered one of the finest novels by Chestnutt. Every page of the story makes the reader curious about what would happen next. It is the story of mulatto siblings who voyaged between white and black worlds. The portrayal of picturesque scenic beauty of American life is mesmeric. Enthralling and thought-provoking!

House Behind the Cedars EasyRead Large E

Author : Charles Waddell Chesnutt
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This is a wonderful novel and considered one of the finest novels by Chestnutt. Every page of the story makes the reader curious about what would happen next. It is the story of mulatto siblings who voyaged between white and black worlds. The portrayal of picturesque scenic beauty of American life is mesmeric. Enthralling and thought-provoking!

Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel

Author : Maria Giulia Fabi
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Passing and the Rise of the African American Novel restores to its rightful place a body of American literature that has long been overlooked, dismissed, or misjudged. This insightful reconsideration of nineteenth-century African-American fiction uncovers the literary artistry and ideological complexity of a body of work that laid the foundation for the Harlem Renaissance and changed the course of American letters. Focusing on the trope of passing -- black characters lightskinned enough to pass for white -- M. Giulia Fabi shows how early African-American authors such as William Wells Brown, Frank J. Webb, Charles W. Chesnutt, Sutton E. Griggs, James Weldon Johnson, Frances E. W. Harper, and Edward A. Johnson transformed traditional representations of blackness and moved beyond the tragic mulatto motif. Celebrating a distinctive, African-American history, culture, and worldview, these authors used passing to challenge the myths of racial purity and the color line. Fabi examines how early black writers adapted existing literary forms, including the sentimental romance, the domestic novel, and the utopian novel, to express their convictions and concerns about slavery, segregation, and racism. She also gives a historical overview of the canon-making enterprises of African-American critics from the 1850s to the 1990s and considers how their concerns about crafting a particular image for African-American literature affected their perceptions of nineteenth-century black fiction.

Whiteness in the Novels of Charles W Chesnutt

Author : Matthew Wilson
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An examination of race and audience in an American innovator's writings

To be Suddenly White

Author : Steven J. Belluscio
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"Explores the challenges of subjective passing narratives written during the height of literary realism. Discusses racial and ethnic differences, assimilation, passing, and identity by comparing African-American narratives of James Johnson, Nella Larson, and George Schuyler and "white" ethnic (Jewish-American and Italian-American) narratives by Mary Antin, Anzia Yezierska, and Guido d'Agostino"--Provided by publisher.

Chesnutt and Realism

Author : Ryan Simmons
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Chesnutt and Realism provides an important examination of Charles Chesnutt as a practitioner of realism.

Charles Chesnutt Reappraised

Author : David Garrett Izzo
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One of the best known and most widely read of early African American writers, Charles W. Chesnutt published more than fifty short stories, six novels, two plays, a biography of Frederick Douglass, and countless essays, poems, letters, journals, and speeches. Though he had light skin and was of mixed race, Chesnutt self-identified as a black man, and his writing was often boldly political, openly addressing problems of racial identity and injustice in the late 19th century. This collection of critical essays reevaluates the Chesnutt legacy, introducing new scholarship reflective of the many facets of his fiction, especially his sophisticated narrative strategies.

Teaching African American Literature

Author : Maryemma Graham
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This book is written by teachers interested in bringing African American literature into the classroom. Documented here is the learning process that these educators experienced themselves as they read and discussed the stories & pedagogical.