Lost in the City: An Exploration of Edward P. Jones's Short Fiction Main MenuIntroduction: Teaching Edward P. JonesVisualizing Edward P. Jones’s Short FictionThis project contains three ArcGIS Maps and four Tableau Public Visualizations. understand the contexts through which Jones uses the nation’s capital as the backdrop for his fictional stories.Traversing the Known WorldLost in the City: A Multimedia Literary AnalysisThe following essays explore the life experiences Jones captures in his 1992 collection, "Lost in the City", while challenging and reinforcing normalized representations of the Black community.Project ConclusionJones’s stories draw the reader into the lives of every-day residences of DC. Although the struggles and triumphs of Jones’s characters are not unique to his writing, binding the characters’ identities across time to the geographic location is.About this BookCitation and Copyright InformationMedia CreditsThis page provides information about the creators and owners of media items used in this work.Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Peace Ossom-Williamson714a6c177d5907ee353132b696c561fcea32da82Published by Publishing Without Walls, Urbana, Ill., part of the Illinois Open Publishing Network.
All Aunt Hagar's Children: A Multimedia Literary Analysis
12018-06-10T16:40:02-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a91531123The following essays explore the life experiences Jones captures in his stories while challenging and reinforcing normalized representations of the Black community.splash6282019-02-14T11:55:38-06:00A Reviewerecb458192daa317dd112b745ee8c78c5dcfb198b
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1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9675.jpg2018-06-30T17:59:15-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Introduction: A Literary Analysis of All Aunt Hagar's Children31Edward P. Jones published his second short story collection, All Aunt Hagar’s Children, in 2006. Like Lost in the City, only two of the 14 stories feature a first-person narrative.image_header2019-02-19T17:08:46-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9835.jpg2018-06-30T18:04:46-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 1: Mapping All Aunt Hagar's Children26Jones uses the constraints of a short story to his advantage by treating time as a fluid entity with which characters and narrators, through memory and imagination, travel forward and back in time order to give the reader a more well-rounded view of Black life in DC.image_header2019-02-19T17:09:48-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9675.jpg2019-01-26T12:09:21-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 2: Character Demographics of All Aunt Hagar's Children18Jones’s ability to represent the female voice is even more impressive than could be gleaned from close reading and analysis.image_header2019-05-28T11:16:43-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153
1media/12241.jpgmedia/_DAR9095.jpg2018-06-30T18:11:15-05:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153Section 3: A Literary Analysis of All Aunt Hagar's Children35Jones incorporates character dialogue that draws on Southern elements of American speech. As these different characters interact and converse with each other, subtle speech variations begin to emerge.image_header2019-02-19T17:23:05-06:00Kenton Rambsy1a8e7c8308fe3da2a51e94dd08e0858bab2a9153