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Necessary Distance: Essays and Criticism

Clarence Major
Format
Book
Published
Minneapolis : Coffee House Press ; Saint Paul, MN : Available to the trade through Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, c2001.
Edition
1st ed
Language
English
ISBN
1566891094
Contents
  • Part 1 Viewing Myself
  • Necessary Distance: Afterthoughts on Becoming a Writer 13
  • Discovering Walt Whitman 29
  • A Paris Fantasy Transformed 31
  • Struga '75 35
  • I Am Reading My Poems 45
  • Part 2 Views
  • Tightrope-walking: A Hundred Years of African American Short Stories 53
  • Rhythm: A Hundred Years of African American Poetry 71
  • Rhythm: Talking that Talk 95
  • Claude McKay: My 1975 Adventure 103
  • White Charcters 111
  • Don, Here Is My Peppermint Striped Shirt 117
  • In Search of Rebecca 121
  • An Appointment with John O'Hara 129
  • Wallace Thurman and the Niggeratti Manor 131
  • Looking at the Dial 139
  • Considering the Yale Review 147
  • Little Review in Focus 155
  • Reading William Faulkner's Light in August 161
  • Part 3 Reviewing
  • Black and White in Color 171
  • A Novel of Consequence 175
  • New World Scheherazade 177
  • Magical Mystery Tour 181
  • An Improbable Love 185
  • Unbearable Whiteness of Being 189
  • Reflections on a Native Son 193
  • A Sickness of the Soul 197
  • An Alphabet of Future Nightmares 201
  • Clark's York 203
  • Jerome Charyn: Innovative Detective 207
  • Somewhere Over the Rainbow 211
  • Booked Solid 215
  • "Dirty" Words and Research 219
  • America Placed on Trial 223.
Description
239 p. ; 23 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 237-239).
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