Doris Davenport (review date Fall 1986)
SOURCE: A review of Dessa Rose, in Black American Literature Forum, Vol. 20, No. 3, Fall, 1986, pp. 335-40.
[In the following review, Davenport examines how Dessa Rose "fits into, yet subtly alters, several Afro-American literary traditions."]
Recently there have been panels, papers, anthologies, and fights devoted to revising, updating, and enlarging the "canon" of literature. Some professors, most feminist critics, and other enlightened people want to make the literature we read and teach...
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