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Thirteen ways of looking at a Black man

Author: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
Publisher: New York : Random House, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives emerge. All these men came from modest circumstances and all achieved preeminence. They are people, Gates writes, "who have shaped the world as much as they were shaped by it, who gave as good as they got." Three are writers-- James Baldwin was once regarded as the intellectual spokesman for the black community; Anatole Broyard chose to hide his black  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
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Gates, Henry Louis.
Thirteen ways of looking at a Black man.
New York : Random House, ©1997
(OCoLC)605367712
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
ISBN: 0679457135 9780679457138
OCLC Number: 35115028
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 226 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: The welcome table (James Baldwin) --
King of cats (Albert Murray) --
The body politic (Bill T. Jones) --
The Powell perplex (Colin Powell) --
Thirteen ways of looking at a black man (the O.J. Simpson trial) --
The charmer (Louis Farrakhan) --
Belafonte's balancing act (Harry Belafonte) --
The passing of Anatole Broyard.
Other Titles: 13 ways of looking at a Black man
Responsibility: Henry Louis Gates, Jr.
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As some remarkable men talk about their lives, many perspectives emerge. All these men came from modest circumstances and all achieved preeminence. They are people, Gates writes, "who have shaped the world as much as they were shaped by it, who gave as good as they got." Three are writers-- James Baldwin was once regarded as the intellectual spokesman for the black community; Anatole Broyard chose to hide his black heritage so as to be seen as a writer on his own terms; and Albert Murray rose to the pinnacle of literary criticism. General-turned-political-figure Colin Powell discusses his interactions with three presidents; entertainer Harry Belafonte's career has been distinct from his fervent activism; dancer and choreographer Bill T. Jones' fierce courage and creativity have continued in the shadow of AIDS; and religious leader Louis Farrakhan continues to attract controversy.--From publisher description.

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