Fiction of the U.S. since 1865
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In this article, the writer looks at the topic of fiction after 1865 in the U.S. The writer discusses that the passage in Explications Part One from W.E.B. DuBois' "The Souls of Black Folk" is a lyric tone poem of a soul communing with itself. The writer discusses that the rhythmic lament of loss has nothing of contrivance or the artifice of style. It is the art of the speaking voice, the reminiscent telling that impresses itself upon the ear and compels the heart; it cannot be read, only spoken.
From the Paper:"It is a "haunting" sound welling up from the depths recalling in a Biblical cadence that "They that walked in darkness sang songs in the olden days-Sorrow Songs-for they were weary at heart". Indeed their weariness echoes like their footsteps in the simple dignity of his prose. It stirs us as "these songs have stirred me strangely". His modulated speech is straightforward, without inflection using deliberately thought words, like the songs, "one by one": He says, "In these songs, I have said"?; because this man is saying to us what he knows. It is bone knowledge garnered by blood, death and degradation by the recounting of "a people who have to fashion something else, a way out of no way", which was their songs."
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