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John Oliver Killens : a Life of Black Literary Activism

Author: Keith Gilyard
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Keith Gilyard is distinguished professor of English at Pennsylvania State University.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Named Person: John Oliver Killens; John Oliver Killens; John Oliver Killens
Material Type: Biography, Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gilyard
ISBN: 9780820341958 0820341959 1283252996 9781283252997
OCLC Number: 753324207
Awards: Commended for Black Caucus of the American Library Association Literary_award (Nonfiction) 2011
Short-listed for Hurston/Wright LEGACY Award (Nonfiction) 2011
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 418 pages, [24] pages of plates) : illustrations
Contents: A white man's republic, 1915-1928 --
Avoiding the river, 1928-1936 --
Mr. Killens, 1936-1942 --
Chasing the double victory, 1942-1945 --
None as radical as Mickey Mouse, 1945-1948 --
The efficacy of struggle, 1948-1949 --
A colored man who happened to write, 1949-1951 --
The poetry, energy, and convictions, 1951-1954 --
Mr. Youngblood, 1954-1955 --
Stalking the truth, 1955-1957 --
Rights and rites, 1958-1959 --
Journey to genesis, 1959-1961 --
Thundering genius, 1961-1963 --
It doesn't hurt to review, 1963-1964 --
Statesmanlike work, 1964 --
In residence, 1965-1966 --
Explaining dissent, 1966-1967 --
New Black, 1967-1968 --
We must construct a monument, 1968-1969 --
Champeenship of blackness, 1970-1971 --
Long-distance running, 1971-1974 --
I always said class and race, 1974-1977 --
Pushing Pushkin, 1977-1982 --
For freedom, 1982-1986 --
Dr. K's run, 1986-1987.
Responsibility: Keith Gilyard.

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John Oliver Killens' politically charged novels ""And Then We Heard the Thunder and The Cotillion"", or ""One Good Bull Is Half the Herd"", were nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. The author extends  Read more...

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John Oliver Killens is a genius of the South, and Keith Gilyard has honored this youngblood, civil rights and union activist, novelist, dramatist, and screenwriter in a superb biography. Gilyard's Read more...

 
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