Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself | Literature Criticism Critical Essay by David W. Blight

This literature criticism consists of approximately 37 pages of analysis & critique of Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself.
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SOURCE: Blight, David W. “Introduction: ‘A Psalm of Freedom.’” In Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, An American Slave, Written by Himself, edited by David W. Blight, pp. 1-23. Boston: Bedford Books of St. Martin's Press, 1993.

In the following introduction, Blight provides an overview of the composition and reception of Douglass's Narrative.

Memory was given to man for some wise purpose. The past is … the mirror in which we may discern the dim outlines of the future and by which we may make them more symmetrical.

—Frederick Douglass, 1884

Therefore I will not refrain my mouth; I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul.

—Job 7:11

Frederick Douglass was...

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