The Resource The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)

The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)

Label
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism
Title
The signifying monkey
Title remainder
a theory of Afro-American literary criticism
Statement of responsibility
Henry Louis Gates, Jr
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Henry Louis Gates, Jr.'s original, groundbreaking study explores the relationship between the African and African-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a new critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Examining the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture, and particularly the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey whose myths help articulate the black tradition's theory of its literature, Gates uncovers a unique system for interpretation and a pow
Cataloging source
MiAaPQ
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gates, Henry Louis
Dewey number
810/.9/896073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
PS153.N5
LC item number
G28 1988
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Criticism
  • Oral tradition
  • Mythology, African, in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
Label
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.259-280
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART ONE: A Theory of the Tradition; 1. A Myth of Origins: Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey; 2. The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning; 3. Figures of Signification; PART TWO: Reading the Tradition; 4. The Trope of the Talking Book; 5. Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text; 6. On ""The Blackness of Blackness"": Ishmael Reed and a Critique of the Sign; 7. Color Me Zora: Alice Walker's (Re) Writing of the Speakerly Text; Notes; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (319 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613097804
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000078309
  • (EBL)679616
  • (OCoLC)712015980
  • (SSID)ssj0000641185
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11398704
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000641185
  • (PQKBWorkID)10632014
  • (PQKB)10343984
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC679616
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000078309
Label
The signifying monkey : a theory of Afro-American literary criticism, Henry Louis Gates, Jr, (electronic resource)
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography: p.259-280
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Contents
Cover; Contents; Introduction; PART ONE: A Theory of the Tradition; 1. A Myth of Origins: Esu-Elegbara and the Signifying Monkey; 2. The Signifying Monkey and the Language of Signifyin(g): Rhetorical Difference and the Orders of Meaning; 3. Figures of Signification; PART TWO: Reading the Tradition; 4. The Trope of the Talking Book; 5. Zora Neale Hurston and the Speakerly Text; 6. On ""The Blackness of Blackness"": Ishmael Reed and a Critique of the Sign; 7. Color Me Zora: Alice Walker's (Re) Writing of the Speakerly Text; Notes; Index
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (319 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613097804
Media category
computer
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (CKB)2670000000078309
  • (EBL)679616
  • (OCoLC)712015980
  • (SSID)ssj0000641185
  • (PQKBManifestationID)11398704
  • (PQKBTitleCode)TC0000641185
  • (PQKBWorkID)10632014
  • (PQKB)10343984
  • (MiAaPQ)EBC679616
  • (EXLCZ)992670000000078309

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