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When Tom Gosset's Race: The History of an Idea in America appeared more than a generation ago, it explored the impact of race theory on literature in a way that anticipated the entire current scholarly discourse on the subject. Though it has gone out of print, it has never been rendered obsolete. Its reprinting is a boon to younger scholars in particular who are unfamiliar with its rich presentation of fact and its clear, efficient analysis, from which so much later theorizing has developed. With a new afterword by and about the author, and an introduction by series editors Arnold Rampersad and Shelley Fisher Fishkin, this edition should find a wide readership among young scholars and students working in African-American, literary, and cultural studies.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195097771
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Edition: New
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 42 mm
  • Width: 152 mm
  • ISBN-10: 0195097777
  • Publisher Date: 14 Aug 1997
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Height: 220 mm
  • No of Pages: 544
  • Series Title: Race and American Culture
  • Weight: 872 gr


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