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Finding a Way Home: A Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction

Owen E. Brady and Derek C. Maus

Abstract

In this book, thirteen chapters by scholars from four countries trace Walter Mosley’s distinctive approach to representing African American responses to the feeling of homelessness in an inhospitable America. Mosley (b. 1952) writes frequently of characters trying to construct an idea of home and wrest a sense of dignity, belonging, and hope from cultural and communal resources. The chapters examine his queries about the meaning of “home” in various social and historical contexts. Contributors consider the concept—whether it be material, social, cultural, or virtual—in all three of Mosley’s de ... More

Keywords: Walter Mosley, African American, homelessness, dignity, belonging, communal resources, crime fiction, Easy Rawlins, Socrates Fortlow, Fearless Jones

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9781604730883
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604730883.001.0001

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Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Owen E. Brady, editor

Derek C. Maus, editor

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