Wrestling Angels into Song: The Fictions of Ernest J. Gaines and James Alan McPherson

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Index
The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (Twain), 19, 20-22, 187
African-American identity, vii, ix, 1, 4-5, 7, 11, 16-17, 23-24,27, 32, 36-38, 39, 46-47, 48-49, 56, 60, 61,62, 67, 69, 128, 138, 147,151, 176, 178, 230-31, 239n, 242n, 244n, 252n, 230-31n, 255n
African-American women's literature, 240n
African Religions and Philosophy (Mbiti), 251n
Afro-American Literature in the Twentieth Century: The Achievement of Intimacy (Cooke), 88-89, 243n
Agrarians, 248n
Althusser, Louis, 60
American identity, vii, viii, 1-3, 5, 6-7, 17, 24, 27, 33-38, 39, 63, 64, 123, 130, 151,170, 183, 186-87,224, 230-31
The Americans: The Democratic Experience (Boorstin), 237n, 239n
Ananse the Spider, 112
Armstrong, Louis, 4, 7, 12, 13, 18, 24, 48, 119, 209
"articulate hero," 224, 225
"articulate witness," x, 131,136, 149, 161, 178-79
As I Lay Dying (Faulkner), 164
Atlantic Monthly, 235n
"authorship," 110-12, 116-17, 118, 119, 121, 144-45
The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (J. Johnson), 106
The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman. See Gaines, Ernest J.
badman figure, 76-82, 242n
Baker, Houston A., viii, 69, 70, 106, 242n, 245n
Baldwin, James, 41, 247n
Bearden, Romare, 244n
Belonging to America: Equal Citizenship and the Constitution (Karst), 235n
"Benito Cereno" (Melville), 19, 187,224, 226, 241n
Benjamin, Walter, 121-22, 246n
Beyond Ethnicity: Consent and Descent in American Culture (Sollors), 235n
biblical references, vii, 22, 56-57, 88, 93, 157, 235n, 244n
bildungsroman, 134
Bill of Rights, 18, 27
Bishop, Elizabeth, 245n
"black aesthetic," 70, 236-37n
Black Arts Movement, 237n
Black Boy: A Record of Childhood and Youth ( R. Wright), 43, 130, 248n
Black Fire: An Anthology of Afro-American Writing (ed. Jones and Neal), 237n
Black Literature in White America (Ostendorf), 242n
Black Power Movement, 150-51, 237n, 242n
Black Southern Voices: An Anthology (ed. Killens and Ward), 247n
Black Women Novelists: The Development of a Tradition, 1892-1976 ( Christian), viii
Black World, 237n
The Black Writer in Africa and the Americas (ed. L. Brown), 237n
BIoodline. See Gaines, Ernest J.
blues, vii, ix, 18, 23, 24, 25, 30, 42, 48, 61,

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