"Deans and Truants: Race and Realism in African American Literature is a richly textured study of theoretical conceptions of the African American canon as well as primary and secondary sources." says Joseph Helminski in the latest issue of American Literature.
"Given how much [Gene Andrew] Jarrett’s book investigates, and how much it clarifies without sacrificing complexity, it is difficult to fathom how Jarrett has done this work in roughly two hundred pages. Deans and Truants contributes enormously to our understanding of how notions of race, canonicity, politics, and genre intersect."
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