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Published: 28 June 2001

320 Pages | 13 halftones, 2 line illus

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195137118

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Romancing the Shadow

Poe and Race

Edited by J. Gerald Kennedy and Liliane Weissberg

Poe promulgated racist stereotyps in his depictions of black servants, yet he complicated these stereotypes with veiled, subversive implications. These essays debate Poe's role in inventing the African of the white imagination.

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