From Behind the Veil

A Study of Afro-American Narrative
Author: Robert B. Stepto
Paper – $28
978-0-252-06211-7
Publication Date
Paperback: 01/01/1991
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About the Book

This pioneering study of Afro-American narrative is far more critical, historical, and textual than biographical, chronological, and atextual. Robert Stepto asserts that Afro-American culture has its store of canonical stories or pregeneric myths, the primary one being the quest for freedom and literacy. This second edition includes a new preface and an afterward entitled "Distrust of the Reader in Afro-American Narratives."