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Masterpieces of African-American literature

Author: Frank N Magill
Publisher: New York, NY : HarperCollins, ©1992.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A unique & vital guide that summarizes, explains, & evaluates the greatest works of African-American literature--including articles on writings from James Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Malcom X, Toni Morrison, & many more. The newest book in the successful masterpieces of. Series, masterpieces of African-American literature features critical descriptions of the greatest writings of African-Americans. The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Wörterbuch (Fachlexikon)
Dictionaries
Stories, plots, etc
Dictionnaires anglais
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Frank N Magill
ISBN: 0062700669 9780062700667
OCLC Number: 25874518
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: xii, 593 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: All God's children need traveling shoes / Maya Angelou --
Another country / James Baldwin --
Appalachee Red / Raymond Andrews --
Autobiographical writings of Wiliam Wells Brown, The / William Wells Brown --
Autobiography of an Ex-coloured man, The / James Weldon Johnson --
Autobiography of Malcolm X, The / Malcolm X --
Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The / Ernest J. Gaines --
Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois, The / W.E.B Du Bois --
Babel-17 / Samuel R. Delany --
Banana bottom / Claude McKay --
Beetlecreek / William Demby --
Beloved / Toni Morrison --
Betsey Brown / Ntozake Shange --
Black Boy / Richard Wright --
Black thunder / Arna Bontemps --
Blacker the Berry, the WWallace Thurman --
"Blue Meridian" / Jean Toomer --
Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin --
Bluest eye, The / Toni Morrison --
Bright shadow / Joyce Carol Thomas --
Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman --
Brown girl, brownstones / Paule Marshall --
Cane / Jean Toomer --
Captain Blackman / Johh A. William --
Chaneysville incidnet, The / David Bradley --
Clotel / William Wells Brown --
Color purple, The / Alice Walker --
Condition, elevation, emigration, and destiny of the colored people of the United States politically considered, The / Martin Robison Delany --
Conjure woman, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt --
Contending forces / Pauline Hopkins --
Content of our character, The / Shelby Steele --
Corregidora / Gayl Jones --
Dahomena, The / Frank G. Yerby --
Dessa Rose / Sherley Anne Williams --
Devil in a blue dress / Walter Moseley --
Different drummer, A / William Melvin Kelley --
Dust tracks on a road / Zora Neale Hurston --
Dutchman / Amiri Baraka --
Eva's man / Gayl Jones --
Faith and the good thing / Charles Johnson --
Fences / August Wilson --
Fire next time, The / James Baldwin --
Flight to Canada / Ishmael Reed --
for colored girls who have considered suicies / when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange --
Funnyhouse of a negro / Adrienne Kennedy --
Gemini / Nikki Giovanni --
Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin --
God bless the child / Kristin Hunter --
Hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich / Alice Childress --
Home to Harlem / Claude McKay --
Homewood trilogy, The / John Edgar Wideman --
House behind the cedars, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt --
Hurry home / John Edgar Wideman --
I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou --
If he hollers let him go / Chester Himes --
In the wine time / Ed Bullins --
Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet Jacobs --
Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, of Gustavus Vassa, the african, The / Olaudah Equiano --
Invisible man / Ralph Ellison --
Iola Leroy / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper --
Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson --
Jonah's gourd vine / Zora Neale Hurston --
Lawd today / Richard Wright --
Let the circle be unbroken / Mildred D. Taylor --
Linden Hills / Gloria Naylor --
Long dream, The / Richard Wright --
Ma Rainey's black bottom / August Wilson --
Mama / Terry McMillan --
Man who cried I am, The / John A. Williams --
Manchild in the promised land / Claude Brown --
Marked by fire / Joyce Carol Thomas --
Maud Martha / Gwendolyn Brooks --
M.C. Higgins, The great / Virginia Hamilton --
Measure of time, The / Roa=sGuy --
Meridian / Alice Walker --
Middle passage / Charles Johnson --
Moses, Man of the mountain / Zora Neale Hurston --
Mumbo Jumbo / Ishmael Reed --
Marrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass --
Narrows, The / Ann Petry --
Native son / Richard Wright --
Notes of a native son / James Baldwin --
Our nig / Harriet E. Wilson --
Outsider, The / Richard Wright --
Oxherding Tale / Charles Johnson --
Painted Turtle / Clarence Major --
Passing / Nella Larsen --
Photograph, A / Ntozake Shange --
Piano lesson, The / August Wilson --
Plum bun / Jessie Redmon Faust --
Poetry of Ai, The / Ai --
Poetry of Amiri Baraka, The / Amiri Baraka --
Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, The / Gwendolyn Brooks --
Poetry of Sterling Brown, The / Sterling Brown --
Poet.
Responsibility: edited by Frank N. Magill.
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A unique & vital guide that summarizes, explains, & evaluates the greatest works of African-American literature--including articles on writings from James Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Malcom X, Toni Morrison, & many more. The newest book in the successful masterpieces of. Series, masterpieces of African-American literature features critical descriptions of the greatest writings of African-Americans. The book has individual articles on 148 titles from every genre - novels, essays, plays & poems, including Frederick Douglass' slave narrative, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Richard Wright's Native Son, Ntozake Shange's for Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, & the poetry of Amiri Baraka. Each article contains the all important facts & dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, & plots. The only reference of its kind, masterpieces of African-American literature is an important guide to African-American history & culture as portrayed through literature. Frank N. Magill is the editor of masterpieces of world philosophy, & masterpieces of world literature. A panel of distinguished scholars contributed the bulk of the articles. This companion volume to Masterpieces of World Literature (1989) highlights the literary achievements of African-American authors from the 18th century to the present with individual articles on 149 major works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Each article contains the important facts and dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, and plots.

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