Worrying the Line: Black Women Writers, Lineage, and Literary Tradition

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UNC Press Books, 2005 - 309 стор.
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In blues music, "worrying the line" is the technique of breaking up a phrase by changing pitch, adding a shout, or repeating words in order to emphasize, clarify, or subvert a moment in a song. Cheryl A. Wall applies this term to fiction and nonfiction wr

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I Looked Down the Line
1
Introduction
5
Reconstructing Lineage Revising Tradition in Song of Solomon and Zami
25
On the Line to Dahomey Charting Generations
59
Recollections of Kin Beloved and The Black Book
84
Trouble in Mind Blues and History in Corregidora
116
Writing beyond the Blues The Color Purple
140
Extending the Line From Sula to Mama Day
162
Bare Bones and Silken Threads Lineage and Literary Tradition in Praisesong for the Widow
181
In Search of Our Mothers Gardens and Our Fathers Real Estates Alice Walker Essayist
209
Moving On Down the Line
235
notes
247
bibliography
279
index
295
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Cheryl A. Wall is professor of English at Rutgers University and author of Women of the Harlem Renaissance. She has edited five books, including Changing Our Words: Essays on Criticism, Theory, and Writing by Black Women and, most recently, a critical casebook on Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God.

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