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Afro American Literature

Afro American Literature PDF
Author: Robert Hayden
Publisher: Harcourt College Pub
Release: 1971
ISBN:
Size: 59.31 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : African Americans
Languages : en
Pages : 309
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Afro American Literature

by Robert Hayden, Afro American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Afro American Literature books, An anthology of fiction, poetry, drama, autobiography, and critical essays by African American writers for use in college classes.



The City In African American Literature

The City in African American Literature PDF
Author: Yoshinobu Hakutani
Publisher: Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
Release: 1995
ISBN: 9780838635650
Size: 70.35 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 265
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The City In African American Literature

by Yoshinobu Hakutani, The City In African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The City In African American Literature books, While one of the central drives in classic American letters has been a reflexive desire to move away from the complexity and supposed corruption of cities toward such idealized nonurban settings as Cooper's prairies, Thoreau's woods, Melville's seas, Whitman's open road, and Twain's river, nearly the opposite has been true in African-American letters. Indeed the main tradition of African-American literature has been, for the most part, strikingly positive in its vision of the city. Although never hesitant to criticize the negative aspects of city life, classic African-American writers have only rarely suggested that pastoral alternatives exist for African-Americans and have therefore celebrated in a great variety of ways the possibilities of urban living. For Frederick Douglass, Langston Hughes, Richard Wright, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, the city, despite its many problems, has been a place of deliverance and renewal. In the words of Alain Locke, the city provided "a new vision of opportunity" for African-Americans that could enable them to move from an enslaving "medieval" world to a modern world containing the possibility of liberation. More recent African-American literature has also been noteworthy for its largely affirmative vision of urban life. Amiri Baraka's 1981 essay "Black Literature and the Afro-American Nation: The Urban Voice" argues that, from the Harlem Renaissance onward, African-American literature has been "urban shaped," producing a uniquely "black urban consciousness." And Toni Morrison, although stressing that the American city in general has often induced a sense of alienation in many African-American writers, nevertheless adds that modern African-American literature is suffused with an "affection" for "the village within" the city. Gwendolyn Brook's poetry and Gloria Naylor's fiction, likewise, celebrate this sense of cultural unity in the black city. In addition to these writers, the sixteen new essays in this collection discuss the works of Claude McKay, William Attaway, Willard Motley, Ann Petry, John A. Williams, Charles Johnson, Samuel R. Delany, Ed Bullins, Adrienne Kennedy, and Lorraine Hansberry. The authors of these essays range from critics in America to those abroad, as well as from specialists in African-American literature to those in other fields.



What Was African American Literature

What Was African American Literature  PDF
Author: Kenneth W. Warren
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Release: 2011-01
ISBN: 0674049225
Size: 19.53 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 180
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What Was African American Literature

by Kenneth W. Warren, What Was African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download What Was African American Literature books, Warren argues, quite bluntly, that “African American literature” has outlived its relevance as the dominant category for poetry, fiction, and plays written by African Americans. Contradicting an influential portion of the field, which regards this literature as an emanation of vernacular expression going back to slavery, and even to Africa, Warren asserts that African American literature was the body of literature and criticism written by black Americans within and against the strictures of Jim Crow America. In arguing against the continued relevance of the category of African American literature, Warren is certainly not claiming that racism has ceased to exist. Rather, he says that while it continues to make a great difference in African American life, other social and political factors weigh heavily also - so much so that categories which take race as the fundamental unifying category of black expression no longer serve well in meeting the challenges of the moment. In this respect, Warren shows that “African American literature” is a category that has not sufficiently adjusted with our current material and ideological circumstances to warrant claims to a changing present or a provisional futurity. Warren argues that the presumptions and protocols of the category remain ossified within the past, within a definition that only shows how its primary arbiters and practitioners were themselves ossified as contradictory or compromised men of their time.



African American Literature

African American Literature PDF
Author: Paul Q. Tilden
Publisher: Nova Science Pub Incorporated
Release: 2003
ISBN:
Size: 14.43 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Literary Collections
Languages : en
Pages : 192
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African American Literature

by Paul Q. Tilden, African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download African American Literature books, Having its origins in the slave narratives and the folktales transmitted orally during that period, the literature of the African American has been rich and varied. Beginning with the first published work of fiction (Clotel; Or, the President's Daughter) in 1853, continuing under the influence of W.E.B. Du Bois during the first part of this century, and reaching a flowering during the Harlem Renaissance, major contributions have been made to American literature. Today African American writers, such as Toni Morrison, Alex Haley, and Maya Angelou are recognized as among the most significant and popular authors in this country. This new book presents an important overview of African-American literature as well as a comprehensive bibliography with easy access provided by title, subject, and author indexes.



Afro American Literature

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Author: Dexter Fisher
Publisher: Modern Language Association
Release: 1979-01-01
ISBN: 9780873523516
Size: 14.99 MB
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Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
Languages : en
Pages : 256
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Afro American Literature

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Metzler Lexikon Literatur Und Kulturtheorie

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Author: Ansgar Nünning
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Release: 2016-12-12
ISBN: 3476036898
Size: 72.35 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : de
Pages : 742
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Metzler Lexikon Literatur Und Kulturtheorie

by Ansgar Nünning, Metzler Lexikon Literatur Und Kulturtheorie Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Metzler Lexikon Literatur Und Kulturtheorie books, Kultur- und literaturwissenschaftliche Theorien schießen heute wie Pilze aus dem Boden. Den Überblick behalten, heißt die Devise. Welche Konzepte sind relevant? Welche Begriffe spielen eine tragende Rolle? Wie haben sich die literaturgeschichtlichen Modelle entwickelt? Welche Autoren prägen die gegenwärtigen Diskurse? In rund 720 kompakten Artikeln verwandeln sich abstrakte Begriffe und komplexe Modelle in gut verständliches Grundlagenwissen. Im Mittelpunkt stehen die großen Theorien wie z.B. Dekonstruktion, feministische Literaturtheorie, Konstruktivismus, New Historicism, Mentalitätsgeschichte, postkoloniale Literaturkritik und Poststrukturalismus. Von Aristoteles über Derrida, Foucault, Greenblatt bis Hayden White, von Appellfunktion bis Zirkulation - kein bedeutender Theoretiker und kein zentraler Begriff wird außer Acht gelassen. Was ist neu in der 3. Auflage? Grundlegend überarbeitet manifestiert das Werk wieder den neuesten Forschungsstand. Und: 20 Artikel zu interdisziplinären und intermedialen Aspekten der Theoriebildung vervollständigen den Klassiker. Ein Muss für alle, die sich mit Literatur- und Kulturtheorie befassen.



The Norton Anthology Of African American Literature

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature PDF
Author: Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Chair of Afro-American Studies Director Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jr.
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
Release: 1997
ISBN: 9780393959086
Size: 44.62 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 2665
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The Norton Anthology Of African American Literature

by Alphonse Fletcher University Professor Chair of Afro-American Studies Director Henry Louis Gates, Jr. Jr., The Norton Anthology Of African American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download The Norton Anthology Of African American Literature books, The book begins with 126 pages of content representing the vernacular tradition. Covers spirituals; gospel; the blues; secular rhymes and songs; ballads; and work songs; jazz; and folktales.



Spiritual Empowerment In Afro American Literature

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Author: James H. Evans
Publisher: Edwin Mellen Press
Release: 1987
ISBN:
Size: 38.46 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 174
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Spiritual Empowerment In Afro American Literature

by James H. Evans, Spiritual Empowerment In Afro American Literature Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Spiritual Empowerment In Afro American Literature books, This is an interpretation of selected literary works in the Afro-American tradition, based on the assumption that liberation is a central motif in the faith of Afro-Americans. It examines the work of Frederick Douglass, Rebecca Jackson, Booker T. Washington, Richard Wright, and Toni Morrison.



Afro American Writers Before The Harlem Renaissance

Afro American Writers Before the Harlem Renaissance PDF
Author: J Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English Trudier Harris
Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning
Release: 1986
ISBN:
Size: 29.78 MB
Format: PDF
Category : Biography & Autobiography
Languages : en
Pages : 369
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Afro American Writers Before The Harlem Renaissance

by J Carlyle Sitterson Professor of English Trudier Harris, Afro American Writers Before The Harlem Renaissance Books available in PDF, EPUB, Mobi Format. Download Afro American Writers Before The Harlem Renaissance books, Contains alphabetically arranged entries that provide career biographies of thirty-three African-American writers active before the Harlem Renaissance; each with a list of principal works and a bibliography.