Monthly Archives: August 2011

Reviewing Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature

HOUSTON A. BAKER JR.’S impressive study, ”Blues, Ideology, and Afro-American Literature,” reminds us that what is at issue in our debates among various schools of literary criticism is nothing less than the nature of American reality. Using a fusion of new and traditional critical methods – along with insights from the black American vernacular – […]

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