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Five Black writers : essays on Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Hughes, and Le Roi Jones

Author: Donald B Gibson
Publisher: New York : New York University Press, 1970.
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Many aspects of the style and thought of these five writers are discussed together with a general consideration ofthe social responsibility of the writer.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Langston Hughes; James Baldwin; Ralph Ellison; Richard Wright; Amiri Baraka; James Baldwin; Amiri Baraka; Ralph Ellison; Langston Hughes; Richard Wright
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donald B Gibson
ISBN: 081470462X 9780814704622 0814704905 9780814704905
OCLC Number: 120117
Description: xxviii, 310 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Richard Wright: The alien land of Richard Wright / Saunders Redding --
The dark and haunted tower of Richard Wright / Nathan A. Scott, Jr. --
The ordeal of Richard Wright / Nick Aaron Ford --
The art of Richard Wright's short stories / Edwin Berry Burgum --
The existential darkness: Richard Wright's The outsider / Kingsley Widmer --
Reflections on Richard Wright: a symposium on an exiled native son / Herbert Hill, moderator --
Ralph Ellison: Nightmare of a native son: Invisible man by Ralph Ellison / Jonathan Baumbach --
Ralph Ellison's Invisible man / Marcus Klein --
The image of man as portrayed by Ralph Ellison / Therman B. O'Daniel --
Ralph Ellison and the American comic tradition / Earl H. Rovit --
James Baldwin: Dark angel: the writings of James Baldwin / Colin MacInnes --
In defense of James Baldwin / Norman Podhoretz --
Baldwin and the problem of being / George E. Kent --
James Baldwin: the black and red-white-and-blue / John V. Hagopian --
Langston Hughes: The tragic mulatto theme in six works of Langston Hughes / Arthur P. Davis --
Isolation in Langston Hughes' Soul gone home / William Miles --
A word about simple / Blyden Jackson --
Leroi Jones: Leroi Jones or, poetics & policemen or, trying heart, bleeding heart / Stephen Schneck --
Black man as victim / Donald P. Costello --
From "the Black arts movement" / Larry Neal --
The writer and social responsibility: The Negro artist and the racial mountain / Langston Hughes --
Many thousands gone / James Baldwin --
James Baldwin's quarrel with Richard Wright / Maurice Charney --
Black boys and native sons / Irving Howe --
The world and the jug / Ralph Ellison --
Black magic, Black art / Ronald Milner.
Responsibility: edited with an introduction by Donald B. Gibson.

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Many aspects of the style and thought of these five writers are discussed together with a general consideration ofthe social responsibility of the writer.

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