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The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism

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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 ...

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The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism
1989, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195060751

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The Signifying Monkey: A Theory of African-American Literary Criticism
1988, Oxford University Press, USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780195034639

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