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Charles Johnson

Author: California Newsreel (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eVideo : Clipart/images/graphics : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This program shows how Charles Johnson, a quintessential multicultural novelist, blends black folk tales, Zen parables, 18th-century picaresque novels, and 20th-century philosophy into storytelling of remarkable vitality. Here, Johnson explains that he explores metaphysical questions against the backdrop of black American life. Oxherding Tales and Middle Passage are odysseys in search of individual identity and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Videorecording
Educational films
Internet videos
Material Type: Clipart/images/graphics, Internet resource, Videorecording
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File, Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: California Newsreel (Firm); Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm); Films Media Group.
OCLC Number: 819314622
Notes: Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Films Media Group on May 24, 2012.
Films on Demand is distributed by Films Media Group for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Title from distributor's description.
Target Audience: 9 & up.
Description: 1 online resource (1 video file (29 min.)) : sound, color
Contents: Multicultural Writer (2:14) --
Art and Journalism (1:50) --
Black Humor (2:01) --
College for Charles Johnson (1:13) --
Marxism (2:23) --
Philosophical Questions (1:37) --
Martial Arts & Writing (3:34) --
Writing Regimen (2:17) --
First Novel (2:44) --
Character Analysis (1:31) --
Categories of Literature (1:32) --
Literary Theme (1:23) --
Credits: Charles Johnson (1:35).
Responsibility: California Newsreel (Firm).

Abstract:

This program shows how Charles Johnson, a quintessential multicultural novelist, blends black folk tales, Zen parables, 18th-century picaresque novels, and 20th-century philosophy into storytelling of remarkable vitality. Here, Johnson explains that he explores metaphysical questions against the backdrop of black American life. Oxherding Tales and Middle Passage are odysseys in search of individual identity and common values among conflicting cultures. Johnson concludes, "I am looking for the universal in particulars of black experience. We are cultural variations on one world experience.

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