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Harris, Trudier

Overview
Works: 62 works in 276 publications in 2 languages and 22,834 library holdings
Genres: Biography‡vDictionaries  Dictionaries  Bio-bibliography‡vDictionaries  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Encyclopedias  History  Folklore  Biography  Bio-bibliography 
Roles: Editor, Thesis advisor, Author of introduction, Other
Classifications: PS153.N5, 810.9896
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Trudier Harris
The Oxford companion to African American literature ( Book )
13 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 3,878 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Finally, the five-part, fifteen-page essay, Literary History, captures the full sweep of African American writing in the United States, from the colonial and early national eras right up to the present day. The Companion also features a comprehensive subject index; extensive cross-referencing; and bibliographies after almost every article
The concise Oxford companion to African American literature by William L Andrews ( )
33 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 1,704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents more than 400 biographies of authors, critics, literary characters, and historical figures, and 150 plot summaries of major works. Covers a range of writers from Sojourner Truth to Frederick Douglass, and Ralph Ellison to Toni Morrison. Contains entries on major works (including synopses of novels) and also incorporates information on literary characters, as well as on character types such as Aunt Jemima and Brer Rabbit. Looks at icons of black culture, including Muhammad Ali, John Coltrane, Marcus Garvey, Jackie Robinson, John Brown, and Harriet Tubman. Includes general articles on poetry, fiction, and drama and on autobiography, slave narratives, Sunday School literature, and oratory, as well as other related topics
South of tradition essays on African American literature by Trudier Harris ( )
6 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 1,576 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The scary Mason-Dixon Line African American writers and the South by Trudier Harris ( )
7 editions published between 2009 and 2013 in English and held by 1,479 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New Yorker James Baldwin once declared that a black man can look at a map of the United States, contemplate the area south of the Mason-Dixon Line, and thus scare himself to death. In this book, the author a renowned literary scholar explores why black writers, whether born in Mississippi, New York, or elsewhere, have consistently both loved and hated the South. She explains that for these authors the South represents not so much a place or even a culture as a rite of passage. Not one of them can consider himself or herself a true African American writer without confronting the idea of the South in a decisive way. She considers native born black southerners Raymond Andrews, Ernest J. Gaines, Edward P. Jones, Tayari Jones, Yusef Komunyakaa, Randall Kenan, and Phyllis Alesia Perry, and nonsouthern writers James Baldwin, Sherley Anne Williams, and Octavia E. Butler. The works she examines date from Baldwin's Blues for Mr. Charlie (1964) to Edward P. Jones's The Known World (2003). By including Komunyakaa's poems and Baldwin's play, as well as male and female authors, she demonstrates that the writers' preoccupation with the South cuts across lines of genre and gender. Whether their writings focus on slavery, migration from the South to the North, or violence on southern soil, and whether they celebrate the triumph of black southern heritage over repression or castigate the South for its treatment of blacks, these authors cannot escape the call of the South. Indeed, she asserts that creative engagement with the South represents a defining characteristic of African American writing. A singular work by one of the foremost literary scholars writing today, this book demonstrates how history and memory continue to figure powerfully in African American literary creativity
Afro-American fiction writers after 1955 ( Book )
10 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 1,297 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains forty-nine alphabetically arranged essays that provide biographical and critical information about African-American fiction writers active after 1955; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Afro-American writers from the Harlem Renaissance to 1940 by Trudier Harris ( Book )
12 editions published between 1986 and 1987 in English and held by 1,260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-four African-American writers active between the Harlem Renaissance and 1940; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography
Afro-American writers after 1955 : dramatists and prose writers ( Book )
12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
African-American dramatists and prose writers whose works grew out of or shaped the black arts movement, by creating prose and theatrical works relevant to black Americans. Works that reflect the increasing importance of autobiography and biography for expressing conceptions of self and of the meaning of Afro-American history
Afro-American poets since 1955 ( Book )
12 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 1,232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on African-American poets whose works helped to shape a contemporary literature, but also helped to reclaim, recapture, and reshape a culture, through their inventiveness and wisdom and have invigorated Afro-American and American literature in language, style, form, and substance
Afro-American writers before the Harlem renaissance ( Book )
12 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 1,198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a corollary history of the publishing outlets and efforts of early Afro-American writers writing in the 1920s or before; focuses on how resourceful black writers had to be in order to get their works to the reading public before more substantial and self-sustaining publishing outlets were established
Afro-American writers, 1940-1955 ( Book )
13 editions published between 1986 and 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Essays on black American writers, both major and minor are presented, including poets, dramatists and playwrights. Many of these prominent black writers, whose works are taught and written about today, came to the forefront of the American literary scene during this period. The essays in this volume try to capture the nuances of the lives and literature of that period
Fiction and folklore : the novels of Toni Morrison by Trudier Harris ( Book )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2000 in English and held by 1,114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Black women in the fiction of James Baldwin by Trudier Harris ( Book )
8 editions published between 1985 and 1987 in English and held by 824 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Exorcising blackness : historical and literary lynching and burning rituals by Trudier Harris ( Book )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 675 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Saints, sinners, saviors : strong Black women in African American literature by Trudier Harris ( Book )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2002 in English and held by 646 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
From mammies to militants : domestics in Black American literature by Trudier Harris ( Book )
5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Selected works of Ida B. Wells-Barnett by Ida B Wells-Barnett ( Book )
6 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
New essays on Go tell it on the mountain by Trudier Harris ( Book )
19 editions published between 1995 and 2003 in English and Spanish and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The American Novel series provides students of American literature with introductory critical guides to great works of American literature. Each volume begins with a substantial introduction by a distinguished authority on the text, giving details of the work's composition, publication history, and contemporary reception, as well as a survey of the major critical trends and readings from first publication to the present. This overview is followed by a group of new essays, each specially commissioned from a leading scholar in the field, which together constitute a forum of interpretative methods and prominent contemporary ideas on the text. There are also helpful guides to further reading. Specifically designed for undergraduates, the series will be a powerful resource for anyone engaged in the critical analysis of major American novels and other important texts
The power of the porch : the storyteller's craft in Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan by Trudier Harris ( Book )
7 editions published between 1996 and 1997 in English and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In ways that are highly individual, says Harris, yet still within a shared oral tradition, Zora Neale Hurston, Gloria Naylor, and Randall Kenan skillfully use storytelling techniques to define their audiences, reach out and draw them in, and fill them with anticipation. Considering how such dynamics come into play in Hurston's Mules and Men, Naylor's Mama Day, and Kenan's Let the Dead Bury Their Dead, Harris shows how the "power of the porch" resides in readers as well, who, in giving themselves over to a story, confer it on the writer. Against this background of give and take, anticipation and fulfillment, Harris considers Zora Neale Hurston's special challenges as a black woman writer in the thirties, and how her various roles as an anthropologist, folklorist, and novelist intermingle in her work. In Gloria Naylor's writing, Harris finds particularly satisfying themes and characters. A New York native, Naylor came to a knowledge of the South through her parents and during her stay on the Sea Islands she wrote Mama Day. A southerner by birth, Randall Kenan is particularly adept in getting his readers to accept aspects of African American culture that their rational minds might have wanted to reject. Although Kenan is set apart from Hurston and Naylor by his alliances with a new generation of writers intent upon broaching certain taboo subjects (in his case gay life in small southern towns), Kenan's Tims Creek is as rife with the otherworldly and the fantastic as Hurston's New Orleans and Naylor's Willow Springs
Reading contemporary African American drama : fragments of history, fragments of self ( Book )
8 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The tie that binds the function of folklore in the fiction of Charles Waddell Chesnutt, Jean Toomer and Ralph Ellison by Trudier Harris ( Book )
7 editions published between 1973 and 1990 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Harris-Lopez, Trudier.
Harris-Lopez Trudier 1948-....
Harris, Trudier
Lopez, Trudier Harris-.
Lopez Trudier Harris- 1948-....
Languages
English (221)
Spanish (1)
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