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Each Hour RedeemTime and Justice in African American Literature$
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Daylanne K. English

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780816679898

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.001.0001

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Being Black There

Being Black There

Contemporary African American Detective Fiction

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(p.129) 5 Being Black There
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Each Hour Redeem
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Daylanne K. English

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816679898.003.0006

I argue for literary, philosophical, and political motives in Walter Mosley’s return to a kind of writing born in and of 1930s cynicism, hard-boiled detective fiction. Like Richard Wright’s mid-century naturalism, Mosley’s choice of genre constitutes a complex form of strategic, literary anachronism that investigates the persistent bias within U.S. political histories, its penal system, and its philosophies.

Keywords:   African American literature, Time, Timekeeping, Strategic anachronism, Strategic presentism, Citizenship, Justice, Political fictions, Legal history, Pragmatism

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