Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

A Casebook

Author: Joanne M. Braxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195116070

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by Angelou herself.
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Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

A Casebook

Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 160413187X

Category: African American authors

Page: 151

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Presents a collection of essays analyzing Angelou's story, I know why the caged bird sings. Also includes a chronology of events in the author's life.
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588369253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin
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I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Anita Price Davis

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673455

Category: Study Aids

Page: 169

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REA's MAXnotes for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.
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Caged

A Novel

Author: Ellison Cooper

Publisher: Minotaur Books

ISBN: 125017385X

Category: Fiction

Page: 368

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FBI profiler Sayer Altair hunts a brilliant serial killer with a dangerous obsession in Caged, a gripping thriller from debut author Ellison Cooper. In a residential Washington, D.C. neighborhood, a young woman's body is found in the basement of an abandoned house--starved to death in a cage, along with the video footage of a dark and deadly ritual. The victim is identified as the daughter of a prominent D.C. politician, and it falls to the FBI to track down the unconscionable psychopath who murdered her. FBI special agent Sayer Altair would rather conduct research on criminality than catch actual criminals. But when she's offered a promotion hinging on her next assignment, she reluctantly accepts the "Cage Killer" case. Taunted by a photo of another victim at the mercy of this vicious killer, Sayer and her team are driven to put an end to these grisly homicides. During the investigation, clues emerge connecting the murders to Sayer's past. Now, the stakes are personal, and the deeper Sayer is drawn into the deadly web, the more she believes she is the only one who can uncover the killer's identity. Told with devastating detail, shocking twists and unrelenting suspense, Cooper proves her exceptional ability to entertain and enthrall.
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Caged

Author: Brittany Crowley

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781542484503

Category:

Page: 226

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Savannah I was perfectly content with my life, or at least I thought I was. Then Zander "The Hitman" Cage walked into my bar with those hypnotizing blue eyes and everything I ever thought I wanted flew out the window. Giving him a chance was the easiest decision I ever made. He ripped apart my safe little existence and took me along for the ride of my life. He was a fighter, a hero and every woman's fantasy. Zander I didn't need any distractions coming up on the biggest fight of my career, but fate had other plans. Savannah was a breath of fresh air and the most beautiful woman I had ever seen. I never planned on meeting her, I also don't plan on letting her go. I'll do whatever it takes to show her that I'm more than just the name, and will stop at nothing to make her mine.
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The Caged Virgin

An Emancipation Proclamation for Women and Islam

Author: Ayaan Hirsi Ali

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743288343

Category: Political Science

Page: 188

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A collection of essays by a Muslim-born screenwriter and Dutch Parliamentarian who has been threatened for her efforts to secure women's rights criticizes the treatment of Muslim women and the western world's foreign policies, in a volume complemented by her script, Submission. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
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Caged

Author: Kendra Morgan

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3730955241

Category: Poetry

Page: 3

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This poem is a dedication to Eagar Allen Poe's Short story "The Tell-Tale Heart". The poem is about how the killer's guilt consumed him, and because of it, he went insane.
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Caged

The Writings of Nurmuhemmet Yasin

Author: Nurmuhemmet Yasin

Publisher: Radio Free Asia

ISBN: 1632180057

Category: Fiction

Page: 26

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Nurmuhemmet Yasin was a popular author of short stories, essays and poetry when he was arrested in Kashgar in 2004. He had just published Wild Pigeon, a Uyghur tale of longing for lost freedom. This e-book features the now banned tale and an essay about love. Yasin is due to be released next year, if he is still alive.
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Caged

Author: Hilary Norman

Publisher: Severn House Publishers Ltd

ISBN: 1780101015

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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The new 'Detective Sam Becket' novel - Life is good in the Becket household. Sam is planning a surprise for Grace's birthday, Cathy's back from California and Grace is seeing patients again. And then the killings begin. A newly-wed couple is found horribly slain in Miami Beach. As Detective Sam Becket's investigation gets into stride, a second couple is abducted. Soon, couples all over Miami-Dade are fearing for their lives, and Sam and the squad are battling an unseen enemy, against whom no one is safe.
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