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Palgrave Macmillan

Subjectivity in the American Protest Novel

ISBN 9780230320611
Publication Date March 2011
Formats Ebook (EPUB) Hardcover Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

In the first major study of the twentieth-century American protest novel, Kimberly S. Drake examines a group of authors who self-consciously exploited the revolutionary potential of the novel. These works transformed literary conventions concerning art and politics, readers, and characters. This project draws upon a range of cultural studies concepts to take a fresh look at Richard Wright, Ann Petry, Tillie Olsen, Chester Himes, and Sarah Wright.

Kimberly S. Drake is Director of the Writing Program and Visiting Associate Professor at Scripps College.


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