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Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... the top step of the piazza. His movements were somewhat stiff and he was very careful to get his left leg in a comfortable position. "Tom's gran'daddy wuz name' Skundus," he began. "He had a brudder name' Tushus en' ernudder name Cottus en' ernud• der name' Squinchus." The old man paused a...
Published: 01 January 1993
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... piazza. His movements were somewhat stiff and he was very careful to get his left leg in a comfortable position. "Tom's gran'daddy wuz name' Skundus," he began. "He had a brudder name' Tushus en' ernudder name Cottus en' ernud• der name' Squinchus." The old man paused a moment and gave his...
Published: 01 January 1993
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377795-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7779-5
... caricatures and the ignorant accept, as usual, as "the truth"? "The Deep Sleeper" provides a fairly overt critique on such stereotypes, unfolding the notion that the apparent moral failings of blacks are in fact defense mechanisms erected against their dehuman• ization. In this story Skundus becomes...