RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 60401692 LA English T1 The Greenwood encyclopedia of African American literature A1 Ostrom, Hans A., Macey, J. David., PB Greenwood Press PP Westport, Conn. YR 2005 SN 0313329729 9780313329722 0313329737 9780313329739 0313329745 9780313329746 0313329753 9780313329753 0313329761 9780313329760 031332977X 9780313329777 AB Designed to meet the needs of high school students, undergraduates, and general readers, this encyclopedia is the most comprehensive reference available on African American literature from its origins to the present. Other works include many brief entries, or offer extended biographical sketches of a limited selection of writers. This encyclopedia surpasses existing references by offering full and current coverage of a vast range of authors and topics. While most of the entries are on individual authors, the encyclopedia gathers together information about the genres and geographical and cultural environments in which these writers have worked, and the social, political, and aesthetic movements in which they have participated. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical and cultural forces that have shaped African American writing. - Publisher.