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A Life distilled : Gwendolyn Brooks, her poetry and fiction

Author: Maria Mootry; Gary Smith
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©1987.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Life distilled.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1987
(OCoLC)571913041
Online version:
Life distilled.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c1987
(OCoLC)608496900
Named Person: Gwendolyn Brooks; Gwendolyn Brooks
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Maria Mootry; Gary Smith
ISBN: 0252013670 9780252013676
OCLC Number: 13703259
Description: 286 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: "Madimba: Gwendolyn Brooks" / Michael S. Harper --
"Down the whirlwind of good rage": an introduction to Gwendolyn Brooks / Maria K. Mootry --
1. "That mad demi-art": general assessment: The achievement of Gwendolyn Brooks / Houston A. Baker, Jr. --
Aesthetic values in the poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks / George E. Kent --
The world of Satin-legs, Mrs. Sallie, and the Blackstone Rangers: the restricted Chicago of Gwendolyn Brooks / Kenny J. Williams --
The poet-militant and foreshadowings of a Black mystique: poems in the second period of Gwendolyn Brooks / William H. Hansell --
Gwendolyn Brooks and a Black aesthetic / Norris B. Clark --
"Does man love art?": the humanistic aesthetic of Gwendolyn Brooks / R. Baxter Miller --
2. "A brisk contour": analysis of the poetry: Songs after sunset (1935-36): the unpublished poetry of Gwendolyn Elizabeth Brooks / Erlene Stetson --
Paradise regained: the children of Gwendolyn Brooks's Bronzeville / Gary Smith --
Anger so flat: Gwendolyn Brooks's Annie Allen / Claudia Tate --
The women of Bronzeville / Beverly Guy-Sheftall --
Gwendolyn Brooks's "Children of the poor", metaphysical poetry and the inconditions of love / Gary Smith --
"Tell it Slant": disguise and discovery as revisionist poetic discourse in The bean eaters / Maria K. Mootry --
Community and voice: Gwendolyn Brooks's "In the mecca" / Gayl Jones --
The ballads of Gwendolyn Brooks / Gladys Williams --
Gwendolyn the terrible: propositions on eleven poems / Hortense J. Spillers. --
3. "Daughter of the dusk": Maud Martha: Nuance and the novella: a study of Gwendolyn Brooks's Maud Martha / Barbara Christian --
Maud Martha: the war with beauty / Harry B. Shaw.
Responsibility: edited by Maria K. Mootry and Gary Smith.

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