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The Resource White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination, Jess Row

White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination, Jess Row

Label
White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination
Title
White flights
Title remainder
race, fiction, and the American imagination
Statement of responsibility
Jess Row
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"White Flights is a meditation on whiteness in American fiction and culture from the end of the civil rights movement to the present. At the heart of the book, Jess Row ties "white flight"--the movement of white Americans into segregated communities, whether in suburbs or newly gentrified downtowns--to white writers setting their stories in isolated or emotionally insulated landscapes, from the mountains of Idaho in Marilynne Robinson's Housekeeping to the claustrophobic households in Jonathan Franzen's The Corrections. Row uses brilliant close readings of work from well-known writers such as Don DeLillo, Annie Dillard, Richard Ford, and David Foster Wallace to examine the ways these and other writers have sought imaginative space for themselves at the expense of engaging with race. White Flights aims to move fiction to a more inclusive place, and Row looks beyond criticism to consider writing as a reparative act. What would it mean, he asks, if writers used fiction "to approach each other again"? Row turns to the work of James Baldwin, Dorothy Allison, and James Alan McPherson to discuss interracial love in fiction, while also examining his own family heritage as a way to interrogate his position. A moving and provocative book that includes music, film, and literature in its arguments, White Flights is an essential work of cultural and literary criticism."--Amazon.com
Cataloging source
IMmBT
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Row, Jess
Dewey number
  • 809.933552
  • 810.9355
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN56.R16
LC item number
R69 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Caucasian race in literature
  • Race in literature
Label
White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination, Jess Row
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781555978327
Lccn
2018958158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1110015120
  • (OCoLC)on1110015120
  • 3608770
Label
White flights : race, fiction, and the American imagination, Jess Row
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-308)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
310 pages
Isbn
9781555978327
Lccn
2018958158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1110015120
  • (OCoLC)on1110015120
  • 3608770
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