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Icons of African American Literature : The Black Literary World.

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Author/Creator:
Page, Yolanda Williams.
Publication:
Westport : ABC-CLIO, LLC, 2011.
Series:
Greenwood Icons Ser.
Greenwood Icons Ser.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (534 pages)
Subjects:
African Americans in literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Summary:
Icons of African American Literature: The Black Literary World examines 24 of the most popular and culturally significant topics within African American literature's long and immensely fascinating history. Each piece provide substantial, in-depth information-much more than a typical encyclopedia entry-while remaining accessible and appealing to general and younger readers. Arranged alphabetically, the entries cover such writers as Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and August Wilson; major works, such as Invisible Man, Native Son, and Their Eyes Were Watching God; and a range of cultural topics, including the black arts movement, the Harlem Renaissance, and the jazz aesthetic. Written by expert contributors, the essays discuss the enduring significance of these topics in American history and popular culture. Each entry also provides sidebars that highlight interesting information and suggestions for further reading.
Contents:
Cover
Title Page
Copyright Page
Table of Contents
Series Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
Maya Angelou
James Arthur Baldwin
Black Aesthetic
Black Arts Movement
Blues Aesthetic
Paul Laurence Dunbar
Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Harlem Renaissance
E. Lynn Harris
Langston Hughes
Zora Neale Hurston
Invisible Man
Jazz Aesthetic
Terry McMillan
Toni Morrison
Walter Mosley
Native Son
A Raisin in the Sun
Signifying
Slave Narrative
The Souls of Black Folk
Up from Slavery
Alice Walker
August Wilson
About the Editor and Contributors
Index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2021. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries.
Other format:
Print version: Page, Yolanda Williams Icons of African American Literature
ISBN:
9780313352041
9780313352034
OCLC:
759597706
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