TITLE

GERALD AND THOMAS: THE SUBTEXT WITHIN THE TEXT IN DOWN THESE MEAN STREETS

AUTHOR(S)
SOSA-VELASCO, ALFREDO J.
PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
Romance Notes;2009, Vol. 49 Issue 3, p287
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Literary Criticism
ABSTRACT
A literary criticism is presented of the 1967 semi-autobiographical book "Down These Mean Streets," by Piri Thomas. The book recounts the violence, stereotypes, and social problems that Thomas dealt with while living in New York City. The issue of race is a frequent theme in the book, particularly African Americans and black Puerto Ricans who can "pass" for Caucasian people. Other topics include Thomas' transformation through the book, the historian Michel Foucault, and personal identity.
ACCESSION #
59175549

 

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