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Contents Acknowledgments ix Introduction: "The Middle Passage Never Guessed Its End": New World Slavery in Contemporary Literature 1 1. Beloved: Ideologies in Conflict, Improvised Subjects 00 2. Being, Race, and Gender: Black Masculinity and Western Philosophy in Charles Johnson's Works on Slavery 000 3. The Chosen Place, The Timeless People: Late Capitalism in the Black Atlantic 000 4. Performance, Identity, and Mulatto Aesthetics in Derek Walcott's Dream on Monkey Mountain 000 5. The Geography of the Apocalypse: Incest, Mythology, and the Fall of Washington City in Carolivia Herron's Thereafter Johnnie 000 Conclusion. One Lives by Memory, Not by Truth 000 Notes 000 Works Cited 000 Index 000
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American fiction 20th century History and criticism, Slavery in literature, Caribbean literature (English) History and criticism, Walcott, Derek, Dream on Monkey Mountain, Identity (Psychology) in literature, African Americans in literature, Slave trade in literature, Blacks in literature