Sutton E. Griggs | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by Robert Bone

This literature criticism consists of approximately 4 pages of analysis & critique of Sutton E. Griggs.
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Critical Essay by Robert Bone

SOURCE: "Novels of the Talented Tenth," in The Negro Novel in America, Revised Edition, Yale University Press, 1965, pp. 29-50.

In the following excerpt, Bone looks at Griggs's novels within the framework of African-American political conditions at the time of their writing.

Griggs was a prominent Baptist minister and a popular lecturer on the race problem. Having written five novels in the space of ten years (1899 to 1908), he organized his own publishing company in Nashville, Tenn., to promote their sale and distribution. The novels are badly written and tractarian in the extreme, but Griggs' very militancy represents something of a culmination. This militancy deserves closer examination, however, if only because of current misconceptions regarding it. Hugh Gloster has written extensively of Griggs, both in an article in Phylon1 and in Negro Voices in American Fiction. He has treated...

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