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

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The second volume in a trilogy on Afro-American literature, "The Signifying Monkey" explores the relationships between the African and Afro-American vernacular traditions and black literature, elaborating a critical approach located within this tradition that allows the black voice to speak for itself. Looking at the ancient poetry and myths found in African, Latin American, and Caribbean culture - and particularly at the Yoruba trickster figure of Esu-Elegbara and the "signifying monkey", whose myths help articulate the ...

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0195034635

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9780195034639

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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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