Künstlerroman Criticism: Minority KüNstlerroman - Essay

Criticism: Minority KüNstlerroman

(Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism)

SOURCE: Jablon, Madelyn. “The Künstlerroman and the Blues Hero.” In Black Metafiction: Self-Consciousness in African American Literature, pp. 55-79. Iowa: University of Iowa Press, 1997.

[In the following essay, Jablon attempts to define the characteristics of the black künstlerroman genre, using several novels that use a blues musician as its artist-protagonist.]

Today. My simple passion is to write our names in
history and walk in the light that is woman.

—Sonia Sanchez, Poem

Linda Hutcheon's discussion of mimesis of process situates metafiction in its classical context by explaining how mimesis of product...

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