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Sundquist, Eric J.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 231 publications in 2 languages and 15,446 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Fiction  Historical fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS1292.C6, 323.092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Eric J Sundquist
To wake the nations : race in the making of American literature by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 1998 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This powerful book argues that white culture in America does not exist apart from black culture. The revolution of the rights of man that established this country collided long ago with the system of slavery, and we have been trying to reestablish a steady course for ourselves ever since. To Wake the Nations is urgent and rousing: we have integrated our buses, schools, and factories, but not the canon of American literature. That is the task Eric Sundquist has assumed in a book that ranges from politics to literature, from Uncle Remus to African American spirituals. But the hallmark of this volume is a sweeping reevaluation of the glory years of American literature - from 1830 to 1930 - that shows how white literature and black literature form a single interwoven tradition." "By examining African America's contested relation to the intellectual and literary forms of white culture, Sundquist reconstructs the main lines of American literary tradition from the decades before the Civil War through the early twentieth century. An opening discussion of Nat Turner's "Confessions," recorded by a white man, Thomas Gray, establishes a paradigm for the complexity of meanings that Sundquist uncovers in American literary texts. Focusing on Frederick Douglass's autobiographical books, Herman Melville's Benito Cereno, Martin Delany's novel Blake; or the Huts of America, Mark Twain's Pudd'nhead Wilson, Charles Chesnutt's fiction, and W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk and Darkwater, Sundquist considers each text against a rich background of history, law, literature, politics, religion, folklore, music, and dance. These readings lead to insights into components of the culture at large: slavery as it intersected with postcolonial revolutionary ideology; literary representations of the legal and political foundations of segregation; and the transformation of elements of African and antebellum folk consciousness into the public forms of American literature."--Jacket
King's dream by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

16 editions published between 1900 and 2009 in English and held by 1,311 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new exploration of the "I Have a Dream" speech, Sundquist places it in the history of American debates about racial justice and demonstrates how the speech, an exultant blend of grand poetry and powerful elocution, perfectly expresses the story of African-American freedom
New essays on Uncle Tom's cabin( Book )

25 editions published between 1986 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American realism : new essays by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

16 editions published between 1982 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Faulkner : the house divided by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1985 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frederick Douglass : new literary and historical essays( Book )

15 editions published between 1990 and 1993 in English and held by 865 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Home as found : authority and genealogy in nineteenth-century American literature by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

12 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 815 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois reader by W. E. B Du Bois( Book )

6 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 688 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois Reader encompasses the whole of Du Bois's long and multifaceted writing career from the 1890s through the early 1960s. The volume selects key essays and longer works that portray the range of Du Bois's thought on such subjects as African-American culture, the politics and sociology of American race relations, art and music, black leadership, gender and women's rights, Pan-Africanism and anti-colonialism, and Communism in the U.S. and abroad. Supplemented by an extensive critical introduction and headnotes to major works and topics, the Oxford Reader offers the most engaging and extensive compilation of Du Bois's writings now available."--Jacket
Strangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust America by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

19 editions published between 2005 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 647 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Engaging a wide range of thinkers and writers on race, civil rights, the Holocaust, slavery, and related topics, and cutting across disciplines to set works of literature in historical context, 'Strangers in the Land' offers an encyclopedic account of questions central to modern American culture
Cultural contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible man by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

11 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 476 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sundquist examines the cultural and social context woven through Ellison's novel, where episodes in the novel are clearly drawn from (or meant to reflect on) historical events or institutions. These selections include speeches, essays, folktales, historical analyses, and other cultural documents that Ellison used in "Invisible Man" to refer to African American events and traditions which shaped his narrator's life
The hammers of creation : folk culture in modern African-American fiction by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

10 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Hammers of Creation, Eric J. Sundquist analyzes the powerful role played by folk culture in three major African-American novels of the early twentieth century: James Weldon Johnson's The Autobiography of an Ex-Coloured Man, Zora Neale Hurston's Jonah's Gourd Vine, and Arna Bontemps's Black Thunder. Sundquist explains how the survival of cultural traditions originating in Africa and in slavery became a means of historical reflection and artistic creation for modern writers. He goes on to illustrate and compare the ways in which the three representative novels use aspects of African-American culture, including the folklore of slavery, black music from spirituals to jazz, black worship and sermonic form, and African-American resistance to slavery and segregation. The Hammers of Creation focuses on the unique narrative form of each of the three novels - Johnson's fictive autobiography, Hurston's ethnographic commentary combined with personal narrative, and Bontemps's historical fiction based on Gabriel's slave rebellion - to illustrate the range of fictional strategies black writers have employed. Through their attempts to gain cultural integrity, Sundquist explains, these writers were able to recover and preserve vital aspects of African-American history. Sundquist argues that by incorporating vernacular culture and the oral tradition into their works, Johnson, Hurston, and Bontemps challenge the primacy of written narrative while creating an African-American literary tradition that links the world of African ancestors and antebellum culture to the world of contemporary letters
Mark Twain : a collection of critical essays by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The marrow of tradition by Charles W Chesnutt( Book )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 283 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This novel is based on a historically accurate account of the Wilmington, North Carolina, "race riot" of 1898, and is a passionate portrait of the betrayal of black culture in America, by an acclaimed African-American writer
After the Holocaust : challenging the myth of silence by David Cesarani( Book )

8 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For the last decade scholars have been questioning the idea that the Holocaust was not talked about in any way until well into the 1970s. After the Holocaust: Challenging the Myth of Silence is the first collection of authoritative, original scholarship to expose a serious misreading of the past on which, controversially, the claims for a 'Holocaust industry' rest. Taking an international approach this bold new book exposes the myth and opens the way for a sweeping reassessment of Jewish life in the postwar era, a life lived in the pervasive, shared awareness that Jews had narrowly survived a
Empire and slavery in American literature, 1820-1865 by Eric J Sundquist( Book )

12 editions published in 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flourishing of pre-Civil War literature known as the American Renaissance occurred in a volatile context of national expansion and sectional strife. Canonical writers such as Herman Melville, Walt Whitman, Emily Dickinson, and Henry David Thoreau, as well as those more recently acclaimed, such as Frederick Douglass and Harriet Beecher Stowe, emerged amidst literature devoted to questions of nationalism, exploration, empire, the frontier, and slavery. This outpouring included some of the most important early works in African American, American Indian, and Chicana/Chicano literature. Empire
King's dream by Eric J Sundquist( )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 17 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this new assessment of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s 1963 "I have a dream" speech, Eric J. Sundquist explores the origins of the speech, its place in the long history of American debates about equality and race, and why it is now hailed as the most powerful American address of the twentieth century
Writing America Black : race rhetoric in the public sphere by Carole Doreski( Book )

3 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Writing America Black examines the African American press and selected literary works by black authors. By viewing the journalist's role as historian, reporter, taste-maker, and propagandist, C. K. Doreski reveals the close bond to a larger African American literary tradition. Rich in cultural and historical context, this valuable 1999 study will be of interest to readers of literature, history, African American studies, American studies, and journalism
New essays on Uncle Tom's Cabin : Introduction( )

in Undetermined and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gothic Imagination and Social Reform : the Haunted Houses of Lyman Beecher, Henry Ward Beecher, and Harriet Beecher Stowe by Karen Halttunen( )

in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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To wake the nations : race in the making of American literature
Alternative Names
Eric Sundquist American writer, academic and professor

Eric Sundquist Amerikaans literatuurcriticus

Sundquist, Eric

Sundquist, Eric (Eric J.)

Sundquist, Eric John 1952-

Languages
English (201)

Italian (1)

Covers
King's dreamNew essays on Uncle Tom's cabinFaulkner : the house dividedFrederick Douglass : new literary and historical essaysThe Oxford W.E.B. Du Bois readerStrangers in the land : Blacks, Jews, post-Holocaust AmericaCultural contexts for Ralph Ellison's Invisible manThe hammers of creation : folk culture in modern African-American fiction