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The Oxford anthology of African-American poetry

Author: Arnold Rampersad; Hilary Herbold
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"For over two centuries, black poets have created verse that reflects the sorrows, joys, and triumphs of the African-American experience. Reflecting their variety of visions and styles, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry aims to offer nothing less than a definitive literary portrait of a people." "Here are poems by writers as different as Paul Laurence Dunbar and W. E. B. Du Bois; Countee Cullen and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ressources Internet
Poetry
Poésie
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Oxford anthology of African-American poetry.
Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2006
(DLC) 2005015242
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Arnold Rampersad; Hilary Herbold
ISBN: 9786610655007 6610655006
OCLC Number: 300417346
Notes: Titre de l'écran-titre (visionné le 3 oct. 2008).
Description: 1 ressource en ligne (xxix, 424 pages)
Responsibility: edited by Arnold Rampersad ; associate editor, Hilary Herbold.
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"For over two centuries, black poets have created verse that reflects the sorrows, joys, and triumphs of the African-American experience. Reflecting their variety of visions and styles, The Oxford Anthology of African-American Poetry aims to offer nothing less than a definitive literary portrait of a people." "Here are poems by writers as different as Paul Laurence Dunbar and W. E. B. Du Bois; Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes; Gwendolyn Brooks and Amiri Barakia; Rita Dove and Harryette Mullen; Yusef Komunyakaa and Nathaniel Mackey. Acclaimed as a biographer and editor, Arnold Rampersad groups these poems as meditations on key issues in black culture, including the idea of Africa; the South; slavery; protest, and resistance; the black man, woman, and child; sexuality and love; music and religion; spirituality; death, and transcendence." "With their often starkly contrasting visions and styles, these poets illuminate some of the more controversial and intimate aspects of the black American experience. Poetry here is not only or mainly a vehicle of protest but also an exploration of the more complex and tender subtleties of black culture. One section offers tributes to celebrated leaders such as Sojourner Truth and Malcolm X, but many more reflect the heroism compelled by everyday black life. The variety of poetic forms and language captures the brilliant essence of English as mastered by black Americans dedicated to the art of poetry."--Résumé de l'éditeur.

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