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African American literary criticism, 1773 to 2000

Author: Hazel Arnett Ervin
Publisher: New York : Twayne, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents sixty critical statements addressing the nature of African American literary arts including public addresses, literary manifestos, letters, journal entries, interviews, and studies by authors including W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hazel Arnett Ervin
ISBN: 0805716831 9780805716832
OCLC Number: 41404482
Description: xxix, 543 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Readings arranged in chronological order and philosophical contexts. --
1773-1894: nurture vs. nature --
1895-1954: art or propaganda? --
1955-1975: cultural autonomy and understanding the art of Black poetry, drama, fiction, and criticism --
1976-2000: aesthetic values, reconstructions of blackness and boundaries, and postmodernism --
Readings arranged under critical approaches. --
Black poetics --
Culture-based studies --
Intertextual historiography --
Gender-based studies --
Linguistics --Semiotics and structuralism --
Mythology / archetypal --
Psychoanalytic --
Rhetoric and reader-response --
Postcolonialism --
Slave narrative / autobiography --
Novel --
Short story --
Poetry --
Drama --
Contemporary literature --
Film --
Detective novel --
Science fiction --
Jazz, rap, and hip-hop --
African American literary criticism in context.
Responsibility: edited by Hazel Arnett Ervin.

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Presents sixty critical statements addressing the nature of African American literary arts including public addresses, literary manifestos, letters, journal entries, interviews, and studies by authors including W.E.B. Du Bois, Langston Hughes, James Baldwin, and Amiri Baraka.

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