- Apr 2017
While critics write for writers and other critics, they also write-in this instance-for "little" men and women who dwell at the crossroads.
This must be a difficult double-audience to please. To what extent could we say any of the authors we have read previously have had to contend with this double-audience?
Frederick Douglass, a masterful Signifier him-self, discusses this use of troping in his Narrative of I 845. Douglass, writing some seventy years after Cresswell, was an even more acute ob-server. Writing about the genesis of the lyrics of black song,
Although this is Douglass talking about black song, it seems to answer my earlier question about double-audiences.