Representative Man: John Brown and the Politics of Redemption in Russell Banks's Cloudsplitter

@article{Hutchison2006RepresentativeMJ,
  title={Representative Man: John Brown and the Politics of Redemption in Russell Banks's Cloudsplitter},
  author={Anthony Hutchison},
  journal={Journal of American Studies},
  year={2006},
  volume={41},
  pages={67 - 82}
}
  • A. Hutchison
  • Published 1 April 2006
  • Art
  • Journal of American Studies
Aside from William Faulkner it is difficult to think of a white twentieth-century American writer who has negotiated the issue of race in as sustained, unflinching and intelligent a fashion as Russell Banks. Whilst the impulse to produce novels on the grand scale shows little sign of diminishing, authors opting to place race at the very centre of their great American fictions remain relatively rare. With a couple of notable exceptions, most of the major works produced by white American authors… 
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