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    Rudolph P Byrd
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In this book, Rudolph Byrd examines Johnson's four novels - Faith and the Good Thing, Oxherding Tale, Middle .

In this book, Rudolph Byrd examines Johnson's four novels - Faith and the Good Thing, Oxherding Tale, Middle Passage (National Book Award Winner), and Dreamer - under the rubric of philosophical black fiction, as art that interrogates experience. Byrd contends that Johnson suspends, shelves, and brackets all presuppositions regarding African American life. Charles Johnson's Novels will appeal to fans of the writer's work, but it also will serve as a helpful guide for readers newly introduced to this brilliant contemporary American writer.

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In this book, Rudolph Byrd examines Johnson's four novels - Faith and the Good Thing, Oxherding Tale, Middle .

This is truly a major contribution to African American literary criticism, and it promises to elevate Johnson to the place in the literary firmament he so richly deserves. -Henry Louis Gates, J. Harvard University Charles Johnson came of age during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

Charles Richard Johnson (born April 23, 1948) is an African-American scholar and the author of novels, short stories,, and essays, most often with a philosophical orientation. Johnson has directly addressed the issues of black life in America in novels such as Dreamer and Middle Passage. Johnson was born in 1948 in Evanston, Illinois, and spent most of his career at the University of Washington in Seattle.

Byrd, Rudolph P. Publication, Distribution, et. Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948- Criticism and interpretation. Rubrics: African Americans in literature Slavery in literature Liberty in literature. Bloomington, IN. Indiana University Press, (c)2005. Physical Description: xi, 215 p. ;, 25 cm. Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. 199-212) and index. Personal Name: Johnson, Charles Richard, 1948- Criticism and interpretation.

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"This is truly a major contribution to African American literary criticism, and it promises to elevate Johnson to the place in the literary firmament he so richly deserves." -- Henry Louis Gates, Jr., Harvard University

Charles Johnson came of age during the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s and 1970s. His fiction bears the imprint of his formal training as a philosopher and his work as a journalist and cartoonist with a well-honed interest in political satire. Mentored by the American writer John Gardner, Johnson is preoccupied with questions of morality, which are informed by his knowledge of Continental and Asian philosophical traditions.

In this book, Rudolph Byrd examines Johnson's four novels -- Faith and the Good Thing, Oxherding Tale, Middle Passage (National Book Award Winner), and Dreamer -- under the rubric of philosophical black fiction, as art that interrogates experience. Byrd contends that Johnson suspends, shelves, and brackets all presuppositions regarding African American life. This bracketing accomplished, the African American experience becomes a pure field of appearances within two poles: consciousness and the people or phenomena to which it is related.

Johnson's principal themes are identity and liberation. Intent upon the liberation of perception, for the reader and the writer, Johnson's fiction aims at "whole sight," encompassing a plurality of meanings across a symbolic geography of forms, texts, and traditions from within the matrix of African American life and culture. And like a palimpsest, Johnson's texts contain multiple layers of meaning of disparate origins imprinted over time with varying degrees of visibility and significance.

Charles Johnson's Novels will appeal to fans of the writer's work, but it also will serve as a helpful guide for readers newly introduced to this brilliant contemporary American writer.