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Butler, Robert 1942-

Overview
Works: 13 works in 30 publications in 2 languages and 5,272 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PS3545.R815, 813.52
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Most widely held works by Robert Butler
Native son : the emergence of a new Black hero by Robert Butler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 1,176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination and study of the novel Native son and why it holds a singular position in American literature
The Richard Wright encyclopedia ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Covers all aspects of the author's life and times and serves as a guide for one of the most important African American writers
The city in African-American literature ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In the words of Alain Locke, the city provided "a new vision of opportunity" for African-Americans that could enable them to move from an enslaving "medieval" world to a modern world containing the possibility of liberation. More recent African-American literature has also been noteworthy for its largely affirmative vision of urban life. Amiri Baraka's 1981 essay "Black Literature and the Afro-American Nation: The Urban Voice" argues that, from the Harlem Renaissance onward, African-American literature has been "urban shaped," producing a uniquely "black urban consciousness." And Toni Morrison, although stressing that the American city in general has often induced a sense of alienation in many African-American writers, nevertheless adds that modern African-American literature is suffused with an "affection" for "the village within" the city. Gwendolyn Brook's poetry and Gloria Naylor's fiction, likewise, celebrate this sense of cultural unity in the black city
The critical response to Richard Wright ( Book )
3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 712 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The critical response to Ralph Ellison ( Book )
6 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contemporary African American fiction : the open journey by Robert Butler ( Book )
3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 502 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The book argues that from its very beginnings African American journey narratives are distinctively "non-teleological"; that is, they typically resist being directed toward an end point in a particular place and instead exult in movement through indefinite space. They view movement as intrinsically valuable, a process of endless becoming rather than a carefully mapped journey resulting in a completed state of being rooted in a fixed place. As such, these journeys are a compelling metaphor of the American desire for the "new life" consisting of unlimited personal development. The writers examined in this book offer a unique set of variations on this kind of open journey
The critical response in Japan to African American writers ( Book )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tales of the working gir wage-earning women in American literature, 1890-1925 by Robert Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Star trek 2 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in French and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
The effect of midsole hardness on propulsion during running performance by Robert J Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Letter] 1983 Nov. 26, Stephenville Crossing [to] Royal Commission on Hospital and Nursing Home Costs, St. John's by Robert Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Time and narrative design in the major novels of James T. Farrell by Robert Butler ( Book )
1 edition published in 1978 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Now You See Him, Now You Don't by Robert Butler ( Recording )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Butler, Robert 1942-
Butler, Robert J.
Butler, Robert J., 1942-
Butler, Robert James 1942-
Languages
English (29)
French (1)
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