By T. V. Reed
In strikingly new interpretations of texts in 4 varied genres—Agee and Evans's Let Us Now compliment recognized Men, Ellison's Invisible guy, Mailer's Armies of the Night, and the ecofeminist Women's Pentagon Actions of the early 1980s—Reed indicates how examining literary texts for his or her political thoughts and interpreting political routine as texts may help us conquer yes rhetorical traps that experience undermined American efforts to wrestle racism, sexism, and monetary inequality.
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