Critical Companion to Toni Morrison

A Literary Reference to Her Life and Work

Author: Carmen Gillespie

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438108575

Category: Electronic books

Page: 497

View: 8488


Toni Morrison, winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1993, is perhaps the most important living American author. This work examines Morrison's life and writing, featuring critical analyses of her work and themes, as well as entries on related topics and relevant people, places, and influences.

Postwar America

A Student Companion

Author: Harvard Sitkoff

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195103009

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 292

View: 8923


An encyclopedia of American history presents articles on people, events, legal cases, social groups and movements, political and social concepts, cultural happenings, and other aspects of life in the United States after World War II.

The New Black Sociologists

Historical and Contemporary Perspectives

Author: Marcus A. Hunter

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0429018053

Category: Social Science

Page: 246

View: 1641


The New Black Sociologists follows in the footsteps of 1974’s pioneering text Black Sociologists: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, by tracing the organization of its forbearer in key thematic ways. This new collection of essays revisit the legacies of significant Black scholars including James E. Blackwell, William Julius Wilson, Joyce Ladner, and Mary Pattillo, but also extends coverage to include overlooked figures like Audre Lorde, Ida B. Wells, James Baldwin and August Wilson - whose lives and work have inspired new generations of Black sociologists on contemporary issues of racial segregation, feminism, religiosity, class, inequality and urban studies.

Utopia Limited

The Sixties and the Emergence of the Postmodern

Author: Marianne DeKoven

Publisher: Duke University Press

ISBN: 9780822332695

Category: History

Page: 362

View: 8483


DIVThe end of the modern and the emergence of the postmodern in 1960s philosophy, literature, and popular culture./div

Collected Essays

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: N.A


Category: Literary Collections

Page: 869

View: 1600


A comprehensive compilation of Baldwin's previously published, nonfiction writings encompasses essays on America's racial divide, the social and political turbulence of his time, and his insights into the poetry of Langston Hughes and the music of Earl Hines.

Ulysses in Black

Ralph Ellison, Classicism, And African American Literature

Author: Patrice D. Rankine

Publisher: Univ of Wisconsin Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 254

View: 1564


In this groundbreaking work, Patrice D. Rankine asserts that the classics need not be a mark of Eurocentrism, as they have long been considered. Instead, the classical tradition can be part of a self-conscious, prideful approach to African American culture, esthetics, and identity. Ulysses in Black demonstrates that, similar to their white counterparts, African American authors have been students of classical languages, literature, and mythologies by such writers as Homer, Euripides, and Seneca. Ulysses in Black closely analyzes classical themes (the nature of love and its relationship to the social, Dionysus in myth as a parallel to the black protagonist in the American scene, misplaced Ulyssean manhood) as seen in the works of such African American writers as Ralph Ellison, Toni Morrison, and Countee Cullen. Rankine finds that the merging of a black esthetic with the classics—contrary to expectations throughout American culture—has often been a radical addressing of concerns including violence against blacks, racism, and oppression. Ultimately, this unique study of black classicism becomes an exploration of America's broader cultural integrity, one that is inclusive and historic.

Motivate your writing!

Author: Stephen P. Kelner

Publisher: Univ Pr of New England


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 226

View: 9329


Energize and organize your writing life by tapping your fundamental motivators.

The Fire Next Time

Author: James Baldwin

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0140182756

Category: Fiction

Page: 89

View: 6342


Since it was first published, this famous study of the Black Problem in America has become a classic. Powerful, haunting and prophetic, it sounds a clarion warning to the world.

Reference library of Black America

Author: Jeffrey Lehman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780787676360

Category: History

Page: 1373

View: 6149


Presents information on all aspects of African-American life including politics, employment and income, education, religion, literature, performing arts, science and medicine, and sports.