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Perspectives on Percival Everett

Keith B. Mitchell and Robin G. Vander


Percival Everett writes novels, short stories, poetry, and essays, and is one of the most prolific, acclaimed, yet under-examined African-American writers working today. Although to date, Everett has published eighteen novels, three collections of short fiction, three poetry collections, and one children’s book, his work has not garnered the critical attention that it deserves. Perhaps one of the most vexing problems black and white scholars have had in trying to situate Everett’s work is that they have found it difficult to “place” him and his work within a prescribed African-American literar ... More

Keywords: Percival Everett, African American writers, identity, authenticity, semiotics, postmodernism, American literary traditions, aesthetic concerns, political concerns, short stories

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617036828
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617036828.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Keith B. Mitchell, editor

Robin G. Vander, editor