TITLE

The Train as Symbol in African American Literature

AUTHOR(S)
Zabel, Darcy A.
PUB. DATE
January 2004
SOURCE
Underground Railroad in African American Literature;2004, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the use of the train as a literary symbol of African American literature. Several writers use trains in their works, though its roles are different. Some see trains as the victory of man over nature while others see it as freedom. Trains can even have different representations in the same work, much like in the story Of the Coming of John, by W. E. B. Du Bois.
ACCESSION #
19313804

 

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