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John Oliver Killens : a life of black literary activism

Author: Keith Gilyard
Publisher: Athens : University of Georgia Press, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In this first major biography of John Oliver Killens, Keith Gilyard examines the life and career of the man who was perhaps the premier African American writer-activist from the 1950s to the 1980s.  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Named Person: John Oliver Killens; John Oliver Killens; John Oliver Killens
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keith Gilyard
ISBN: 0820340316 9780820340319
OCLC Number: 739839244
Notes: Originally published in hardcover in 2010.
Description: xii, 418 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
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 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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