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Volume 43, Number 2-3, Summer/Fall 2009

Table of Contents

From: African American Review

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Special Section on Chester Himes

Guest Editors: Jonathan Eburne & Kevin Bell

Special Section on Chester Himes

Introduction: A special section on Chester Himes

pp. 225-231

"I Could Always Feel Race Trouble . . . Never More Than Two Feet Off": Chester Himes's Melancholic Perception

pp. 233-245

Chester Himes, Boris Vian, and the Transatlantic Politics of Racial Representation

pp. 247-262

On Chester Himes and Success

pp. 263-276

Everybody's Noir Humanism: Chester Himes, Lonely Crusade, and The Quality of Hurt

pp. 277-293


"Singing Love Songs to Mr. Death": Racial Terror and the State of Erection in D'Angelo's "(Untitled) How Does It Feel?"

pp. 295-309

"The Kiss of Memory": The Problem of Love in Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God

pp. 311-327

The Trouble with Publicness: Toward a Theory of Black Quiet

pp. 329-343

Up Close and Personal: Edwidge Danticat on Haitian Identity and the Writer's Life

pp. 345-355

Forgotten Manuscripts

Forgotten Manuscripts: "To My Friend—Joseph S. Cotter," by Paul Laurence Dunbar

pp. 357-358

"We are not in the old days now": Paul Laurence Dunbar and the Problem of Sympathy

pp. 359-370

Writing to "Virtuous" and "Gentle" Readers: The Problem of Pain in Harriet Jacobs's Incidents and Harriet Wilson's Sketches

pp. 371-381

An Interview with Marilyn Nelson

pp. 383-395


pp. 397-400

Charles Johnson's Way to a Spiritual Literature

pp. 401-412

Historical Fiction and Maryse Condé's I, Tituba, Black Witch of Salem

pp. 413-425

Visions of Their America: Waldo Frank's Jewish-Modernist Influence on Jean Toomer's "Fern"

pp. 427-442

The Historical Uncanny: Segregation Signs in Getting Mother's Body, a Post-Civil Rights American Novel

pp. 443-456

The Death and Life of a Chicago Edifice: Gwendolyn Brooks's "In the Mecca"

pp. 457-472

The Property of Blackness: The Legal Fiction of Frank J. Webb's The Garies and Their Friends

pp. 473-486

Poetry & Fiction

Rise and Fall

p. 487

Sonnet Ending with a Line by Miles

p. 489

There was a ripping sound

p. 491

Signs and Deliverance

pp. 493-498

Evening Guitar, Romare Bearden (1987), and: Zinnias

p. 499

Aubade, and: The Beast of Burdens

pp. 501-502

Book Reviews

The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade (review)

pp. 503-504

Revisiting Slave Narratives II/Les avatars contemporains des récits d'esclaves II (review)

pp. 504-506

The Portable Charles W. Chesnutt, and: Charles W. Chesnutt: Stories, Novels, & Essays (review)

pp. 506-508

Love and Marriage in Early African America (review)

pp. 508-509

Life of William Grimes, the Runaway Slave (review)

pp. 509-511

Freedom's Empire: Race and the Rise of the Novel in Atlantic Modernity, 1640-1940 (review)

pp. 512-513

Jennie Carter: A Black Journalist of the Early West (review)

pp. 513-514

Portraits of the New Negro Woman: Visual and Literary Culture in the Harlem Renaissance (review)

pp. 515-516

Unfinished Masterpiece: The Harlem Renaissance Fiction of Anita Scott Coleman (review)

pp. 516-517

Montage of Dream: The Art and Life of Langston Hughes (review)

pp. 517-519

A Father's Law (review)

pp. 519-521

Richard Wright's Native Son (review)

pp. 521-523

Dear Chester, Dear John: Letters between Chester Himes and John A. Williams (review)

pp. 523-524

Commerce in Color: Race, Consumer Culture, and American Literature, 1893-1933 (review)

pp. 524-525

Baldwin's Harlem: A Biography of James Baldwin (review)

pp. 525-527

In Search of the Black Fantastic: Politics and Popular Culture in the Post-Civil Rights Era (review)

pp. 527-528

Warfare in the American Homeland: Policing and Prison in a Penal Democracy (review)

pp. 528-530

Revolutionaries to Race Leaders: Black Power and the Making of American Politics (review)

pp. 530-532

"Closer to the Truth Than Any Fact": Memoir, Memory, and Jim Crow (review)

pp. 532-533

Bass Cathedral (review)

pp. 533-535

Can't I Love What I Criticize?: The Masculine and Morrison (review)

pp. 535-537

Clinging to Mammy: The Faithful Slave in Twentieth-Century America (review)

pp. 537-539

Authentic New Orleans: Tourism, Culture, and Race in the Big Easy (review)

pp. 539-540

Saviors or Sellouts: The Promise and Peril of Black Conservatism from Booker T. Washington to Condoleezza Rice (review)

pp. 541-542



pp. 543-545