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Finding a Way HomeA Critical Assessment of Walter Mosley's Fiction$
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Owen E. Brady and Derek C. Maus

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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Devil with the Blue Eyes

Devil with the Blue Eyes

Reclaiming the Human against Pure Evil in Walter Mosley’s The Man in My Basement

(p.44) Devil with the Blue Eyes
Finding a Way Home

Francesca Canadé Sautman

University Press of Mississippi

This chapter examines Walter Mosely’s The Man in My Basement through the filter of human rights doctrine. It interprets the novel as an outspoken humanistic, yet still inherently race-conscious, allegory, arguing that it “provokes serious reflection on a number of issues of international human rights, both immediately political and more broadly philosophical, including a compelling evocation of the disenfranchisement, abandonment, and lack of value ascribed to poor children in the world.”

Keywords:   Walter Mosley, African American literature, human rights

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