Give birth to brightness; a thematic study in neo-Black literature. Sherley Anne Williams.
- New York, The Dial Press, 1972.
252 pages 21 cm
- American literature -- African American authors -- Themes, motives.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
Africans Americans in literature.
- Place of Publication:
- United States New York (State) New York (City)
- Introduction: A Thematic Study in Neo-Black Literature
Part I. Gegenesis. The Heroic Tradition in Black America; Rebel and Streetman in Black Literature
Part II. The Renegade Disguise. The Limitations of a Middle-Class "Hero"; The Limited Solution of Revolution
Part III. Give Birth to Brightness. The Black Musician: The Black Hero as Law Breaker; The Streetman: The Black Hero as Light Bearer
Conclusion: A Thematic Study in Neo-Black Literature
Author's Afterword: The Demands of Blackness on Contemporary Critics.
- "First Printing 1972."
"Designed by Jane Byers Bierhorst."
Includes bibliographical references (pages 244-252).
- Local notes:
- Kislak Center Banks Collection copy presented to the Penn Libraries in 2018 by Joanna Banks.
Banks Collection copy has bookplate of Joanna Banks.
- Penn Provenance:
- Banks, Joanna (bookplate) (donor) (Banks Collection copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Bierhorst, Jane Byers, designer.
Joanna Banks Collection of African American Books (University of Pennsylvania)
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