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Digression, Slavery, and Failing to Return in the Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke

Digression, Slavery, and Failing to Return in the Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke <p>This essay investigates <i>Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke</i> (1845) for its digressions. In studying Clarke’s resistance to the “back there” of slavery, this essay locates digression as a topos for enunciating the abstract self and the self-in-relation, which achieve legibility in Clarke’s narrative through rupture, postponement, and misdirection.</p> http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Biography University of Hawai'I Press

Digression, Slavery, and Failing to Return in the Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke

Biography , Volume 39 (4) – Feb 28, 2017

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<p>This essay investigates <i>Narrative of the Sufferings of Lewis Clarke</i> (1845) for its digressions. In studying Clarke’s resistance to the “back there” of slavery, this essay locates digression as a topos for enunciating the abstract self and the self-in-relation, which achieve legibility in Clarke’s narrative through rupture, postponement, and misdirection.</p>

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Published: Feb 28, 2017

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