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Title Invented lives : narratives of Black women, 1860-1960 / [edited and with an introduction by] Mary Helen Washington.

Publication Info. Garden City, N.Y. : Anchor Press, 1987.


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  813.008 IN8    Check Shelf
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  813.008 I62I    Check Shelf
Edition First edition.
Description xxxi, 447 pages ; 18 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographies and index.
Contents Introduction : Darkened eye restored : notes toward a literary history of Black women -- 1. Meditations on history : the slave woman's voice -- Perils of a slave woman's life from Incidents in the life of a slave girl (1860) / Harriet Jacobs -- 2. Uplifting the women and the race : the forerunners--Harper and Hopkins -- Iola from Iola Leroy (1892) / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Sappho from Contending forces (1900). Bro'r Abr'm Jimson's wedding : a Christmas story (1901) / Pauline E. Hopkins -- Colored girl (1905) / Fannie Barrier Williams -- 3. Mulatta trap : Nella Larsen's women of the 1920s -- On being young--a woman--and colored (1925) / Marita O. Bonner -- Helga Crane from Quicksand (1928) / Nella Larsen -- 4. I love the way Janie Crawford left her husbands : Zora Neale Hurston's emergent female hero -- His over-the-creek-girl from Jonah's gourd vine (1934). Janie Crawford from Their eyes were watching God (1937) / Zora Neale Hurston -- 5. Infidelity becomes her : the ambivalent woman in the fiction of Ann Petry and Dorothy West -- Mamie from The narrows (1953) / Ann Petry -- I sign my mother's name : maternal power in Dorothy West's novel, The living is easy -- Cleo from The living is easy (1948). My mother, Rachel West (1982) / Dorothy West -- 6. Taming all that anger down : rage and silence in the writing of Gwendolyn Brooks -- Courtship and motherhood of Maud Martha from Maud Martha (1953). Rise of Maud Martha (1955). Afterword to Contending forces (1968) / Gwendolyn Brooks.
Subject Short stories, American -- African American authors.
American fiction -- Women authors.
American fiction -- 20th century.
African American women -- Fiction.
Added Author Washington, Mary Helen.
ISBN 0385183933 paperback $7.95
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