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Performing blackness enactments of African-American modernism by Kimberly W. Benston

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Published by Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English



  • United States,
  • United States.


  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • Performing arts -- United States -- History -- 20th century,
  • African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century,
  • Modernism (Literature) -- United States,
  • African Americans in literature,
  • African American arts

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [352]-373) and index.

StatementKimberly W. Benston.
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 B45 2000
The Physical Object
Paginationxiii, 386 p. :
Number of Pages386
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL50102M
ISBN 100415009480, 0415009499
LC Control Number99054173

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