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The Resource The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken

The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken

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The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast
Title
The blue stain
Title remainder
a novel of a racial outcast
Statement of responsibility
Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
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  • eng
  • ger
  • eng
Summary
"Hugo Bettauer's The Blue Stain, a novel of racial mixing and "passing," starts and ends in Georgia but also takes the reader to Vienna and New York. First published in 1922, the novel tells the story of Carletto, son of a white European academic and an African-American daughter of former slaves, who, having passed as white in Europe and fled to America after losing his fortune, resists being seen as "black" before ultimately accepting that identity and joining the early movement for civil rights. Never before translated into English, this is the first novel in which a German-speaking European author addresses early twentieth-century racial politics in the United States--not only in the South but also in the North. There is an irony, however: while Bettauer's narrative aims to sanction a white/European egalitarianism with respect to race, it nevertheless exhibits its own brand of racism by asserting that African Americans need extensive enculturation before they are to be valued as human beings. The novel therefore serves as a unique historical account of transnational and transcultural racial attitudes of the period that continue to reverberate in our present globalized world."--
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Dewey number
833/.912
Index
no index present
LC call number
PT2603.E857
LC item number
B413 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in German literature, linguistics, and culture
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The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
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Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's note -- Introduction / by Peter Hoyng -- Georgia -- Carletto -- The colored gentleman -- Afterword / by Kenneth R. Janken
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781571139825
Lccn
2016050884
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966274436
Label
The blue stain : a novel of a racial outcast, Hugo Bettauer ; edited and with an introduction by Peter Höyng ; translated by Peter Höyng and Chauncey J. Mellor ; afterword by Kenneth R. Janken
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the German
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Translator's note -- Introduction / by Peter Hoyng -- Georgia -- Carletto -- The colored gentleman -- Afterword / by Kenneth R. Janken
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxxiii, 146 pages
Isbn
9781571139825
Lccn
2016050884
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)966274436

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