I just keep talking : a life in essays

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New York : Doubleday, 2024.
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9780385548908, 0385548907
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xxxviii, 418 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 25 cm


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New York : Doubleday, 2024.
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"From the New York Times bestselling author of The History of White People and Old in Art School, a finalist for the NBCC Award, comes a comprehensive new collection of essays spanning art, politics, and the legacy of racism that shapes American history as we know it. Throughout her prolific writing career, Nell Painter has published works on such luminaries as Sojourner Truth, Ralph Waldo Emerson, and Malcolm X. Her unique vantage on American history pushes the boundaries of personal narrative and academic authorship. Led by an unbridled curiosity for her subjects, Painter asks readers to reconsider ideas of race, politics, and identity. I Just Keep Talking assembles her writing for the first time into a single volume, displaying the breadth and depth of Painter's decades-long historical inquiry and the evolution of Black political thought. From her mining of figures like Honest Abe and Uncle Tom for their resonance today, to a deep dive into the history of exclusion through the work of Toni Morrison, to a discussion of the American political landscape after the 2016 election, Painter nimbly portrays the trials of a country frequently at war with itself. Along with Painter's writing, this collection offers her original artwork, threaded throughout the book as counterpoint and emphasis. Her visual art shows a deft mind turning toward the tragedy and humor of her subjects; pulling from newspapers, personal records, and original sketches, Painter's artwork testifies to the dialectic of tremendous change and stasis that continues to shape American history. These essays resist easy answers in favor of complexity, the inescapable sense of our country's potential being thwarted by its failures. This collection will surely solidify Painter's place among the finest critics and writers of the last century"--,Provided by publisher.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Painter, N. I. (2024). I just keep talking: a life in essays (First edition.). Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Painter, Nell Irvin. 2024. I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays. Doubleday.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Painter, Nell Irvin. I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays Doubleday, 2024.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Painter, Nell Irvin. I Just Keep Talking: A Life in Essays First edition., Doubleday, 2024.

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