Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave, Written by Himself | Critical Essay by Kelly Rothenberg

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Critical Essay by Kelly Rothenberg

SOURCE: Rothenberg, Kelly. “Frederick Douglass' Narrative and the Subtext of Folklore.” Griot 14, no. 1 (spring 1995): 48-53.

In the following essay, Rothenberg examines Douglass's blending of black and white folkloric elements in the Narrative.

Much has been written on Frederick Douglass and his triumphant escape from slavery. His prose work, The Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass, an American Slave is considered to be a masterpiece of personal autobiography and documentation of the “peculiar institution” known as American slavery. Almost every article written about Douglass deals with the written text as Douglass presents it, either in terms of historical accuracy or as some form of reflection upon the events leading up to the Civil War. What does not get discussed is Douglass' unwritten text, the one that he does not consciously write but...

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