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"Race," Writing, and Difference

Edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.


A classic of cultural criticism, "Race," Writing, and Difference provides a broad introduction to the idea of "race" as a meaningful category in the study of literature and the shaping of critical theory. This collection demonstrates the variety of critical approaches through which one may discuss the complexities of racial "otherness" in various modes of discourse. Now, twenty-five years after their first publication, these essays have managed to escape the cliches associated with the race-class-gender trinity of '80s criticism, and remain a provocative overview of the complex interplay between race, writing, and difference.

  • "Race," Writing, and Difference, edited by Henry Louis Gates, Jr. and Kwame Anthony Appiah.

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