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The Resource Masterpieces of African-American literature, edited by Frank N. Magill

Masterpieces of African-American literature, edited by Frank N. Magill

Label
Masterpieces of African-American literature
Title
Masterpieces of African-American literature
Statement of responsibility
edited by Frank N. Magill
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A unique & vital guide that summarizes, explains, & evaluates the greatest works of African-American literature--including articles on writings from James Baldwin, W.E.B. Dubois, Langston Hughes, Malcom X, Toni Morrison, & many more. The newest book in the successful masterpieces of. Series, masterpieces of African-American literature features critical descriptions of the greatest writings of African-Americans. The book has individual articles on 148 titles from every genre - novels, essays, plays & poems, including Frederick Douglass' slave narrative, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Richard Wright's Native Son, Ntozake Shange's for Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When the Rainbow is Enuf, & the poetry of Amiri Baraka. Each article contains the all important facts & dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, & plots. The only reference of its kind, masterpieces of African-American literature is an important guide to African-American history & culture as portrayed through literature. Frank N. Magill is the editor of masterpieces of world philosophy, & masterpieces of world literature. A panel of distinguished scholars contributed the bulk of the articles. This companion volume to Masterpieces of World Literature (1989) highlights the literary achievements of African-American authors from the 18th century to the present with individual articles on 149 major works of fiction, nonfiction, drama, and poetry. Each article contains the important facts and dates of authorship along with analyses of characters, settings, themes, and plots
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
810.9/896073
Index
index present
LC call number
FOLK PS153.N5
LC item number
M264 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1907-1997
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Magill, Frank N.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans in literature
  • Afro
  • American Literature
  • American literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • African Americans in literature
  • African Americans
  • American literature
  • Anthologie
  • Literatur
  • Schwarze
  • Wörterbuch
  • USA
  • Negers
  • Letterkunde
  • Amerikaans
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Noirs américains dans la littérature
  • Anthologie
  • Wörterbuch
  • USA
  • Schwarze
Label
Masterpieces of African-American literature, edited by Frank N. Magill
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1308/92052542-b.html
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All God's children need traveling shoes / Maya Angelou -- Another country / James Baldwin -- Appalachee Red / Raymond Andrews -- Autobiographical writings of Wiliam Wells Brown, The / William Wells Brown -- Autobiography of an Ex-coloured man, The / James Weldon Johnson -- Autobiography of Malcolm X, The / Malcolm X -- Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The / Ernest J. Gaines -- Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois, The / W.E.B Du Bois -- Babel-17 / Samuel R. Delany -- Banana bottom / Claude McKay -- Beetlecreek / William Demby -- Beloved / Toni Morrison -- Betsey Brown / Ntozake Shange -- Black Boy / Richard Wright -- Black thunder / Arna Bontemps -- Blacker the Berry, the WWallace Thurman -- "Blue Meridian" / Jean Toomer -- Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin -- Bluest eye, The / Toni Morrison -- Bright shadow / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman -- Brown girl, brownstones / Paule Marshall -- Cane / Jean Toomer -- Captain Blackman / Johh A. William -- Chaneysville incidnet, The / David Bradley -- Clotel / William Wells Brown -- Color purple, The / Alice Walker -- Condition, elevation, emigration, and destiny of the colored people of the United States politically considered, The / Martin Robison Delany -- Conjure woman, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- Contending forces / Pauline Hopkins -- Content of our character, The / Shelby Steele -- Corregidora / Gayl Jones -- Dahomena, The / Frank G. Yerby -- Dessa Rose / Sherley Anne Williams -- Devil in a blue dress / Walter Moseley -- Different drummer, A / William Melvin Kelley -- Dust tracks on a road / Zora Neale Hurston -- Dutchman / Amiri Baraka -- Eva's man / Gayl Jones -- Faith and the good thing / Charles Johnson -- Fences / August Wilson -- Fire next time, The / James Baldwin -- Flight to Canada / Ishmael Reed -- for colored girls who have considered suicies / when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange -- Funnyhouse of a negro / Adrienne Kennedy -- Gemini / Nikki Giovanni -- Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin -- God bless the child / Kristin Hunter -- Hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich / Alice Childress -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- Homewood trilogy, The / John Edgar Wideman -- House behind the cedars, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- Hurry home / John Edgar Wideman -- I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou -- If he hollers let him go / Chester Himes -- In the wine time / Ed Bullins -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet Jacobs -- Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, of Gustavus Vassa, the african, The / Olaudah Equiano -- Invisible man / Ralph Ellison -- Iola Leroy / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson -- Jonah's gourd vine / Zora Neale Hurston -- Lawd today / Richard Wright -- Let the circle be unbroken / Mildred D. Taylor -- Linden Hills / Gloria Naylor -- Long dream, The / Richard Wright -- Ma Rainey's black bottom / August Wilson -- Mama / Terry McMillan -- Man who cried I am, The / John A. Williams -- Manchild in the promised land / Claude Brown -- Marked by fire / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Maud Martha / Gwendolyn Brooks -- M.C. Higgins, The great / Virginia Hamilton -- Measure of time, The / Roa=sGuy -- Meridian / Alice Walker -- Middle passage / Charles Johnson -- Moses, Man of the mountain / Zora Neale Hurston -- Mumbo Jumbo / Ishmael Reed -- Marrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass -- Narrows, The / Ann Petry -- Native son / Richard Wright -- Notes of a native son / James Baldwin -- Our nig / Harriet E. Wilson -- Outsider, The / Richard Wright -- Oxherding Tale / Charles Johnson -- Painted Turtle / Clarence Major -- Passing / Nella Larsen -- Photograph, A / Ntozake Shange -- Piano lesson, The / August Wilson -- Plum bun / Jessie Redmon Faust -- Poetry of Ai, The / Ai -- Poetry of Amiri Baraka, The / Amiri Baraka -- Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, The / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Poetry of Sterling Brown, The / Sterling Brown -- Poet
Control code
ocm25874518
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780062700667
Lccn
92052542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25874518
  • (OCoLC)25874518
Label
Masterpieces of African-American literature, edited by Frank N. Magill
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/enhancements/fy1308/92052542-b.html
Publication
Note
Includes indexes
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
All God's children need traveling shoes / Maya Angelou -- Another country / James Baldwin -- Appalachee Red / Raymond Andrews -- Autobiographical writings of Wiliam Wells Brown, The / William Wells Brown -- Autobiography of an Ex-coloured man, The / James Weldon Johnson -- Autobiography of Malcolm X, The / Malcolm X -- Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, The / Ernest J. Gaines -- Autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois, The / W.E.B Du Bois -- Babel-17 / Samuel R. Delany -- Banana bottom / Claude McKay -- Beetlecreek / William Demby -- Beloved / Toni Morrison -- Betsey Brown / Ntozake Shange -- Black Boy / Richard Wright -- Black thunder / Arna Bontemps -- Blacker the Berry, the WWallace Thurman -- "Blue Meridian" / Jean Toomer -- Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin -- Bluest eye, The / Toni Morrison -- Bright shadow / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman -- Brown girl, brownstones / Paule Marshall -- Cane / Jean Toomer -- Captain Blackman / Johh A. William -- Chaneysville incidnet, The / David Bradley -- Clotel / William Wells Brown -- Color purple, The / Alice Walker -- Condition, elevation, emigration, and destiny of the colored people of the United States politically considered, The / Martin Robison Delany -- Conjure woman, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- Contending forces / Pauline Hopkins -- Content of our character, The / Shelby Steele -- Corregidora / Gayl Jones -- Dahomena, The / Frank G. Yerby -- Dessa Rose / Sherley Anne Williams -- Devil in a blue dress / Walter Moseley -- Different drummer, A / William Melvin Kelley -- Dust tracks on a road / Zora Neale Hurston -- Dutchman / Amiri Baraka -- Eva's man / Gayl Jones -- Faith and the good thing / Charles Johnson -- Fences / August Wilson -- Fire next time, The / James Baldwin -- Flight to Canada / Ishmael Reed -- for colored girls who have considered suicies / when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange -- Funnyhouse of a negro / Adrienne Kennedy -- Gemini / Nikki Giovanni -- Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin -- God bless the child / Kristin Hunter -- Hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich / Alice Childress -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- Homewood trilogy, The / John Edgar Wideman -- House behind the cedars, The / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- Hurry home / John Edgar Wideman -- I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou -- If he hollers let him go / Chester Himes -- In the wine time / Ed Bullins -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet Jacobs -- Interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, of Gustavus Vassa, the african, The / Olaudah Equiano -- Invisible man / Ralph Ellison -- Iola Leroy / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson -- Jonah's gourd vine / Zora Neale Hurston -- Lawd today / Richard Wright -- Let the circle be unbroken / Mildred D. Taylor -- Linden Hills / Gloria Naylor -- Long dream, The / Richard Wright -- Ma Rainey's black bottom / August Wilson -- Mama / Terry McMillan -- Man who cried I am, The / John A. Williams -- Manchild in the promised land / Claude Brown -- Marked by fire / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Maud Martha / Gwendolyn Brooks -- M.C. Higgins, The great / Virginia Hamilton -- Measure of time, The / Roa=sGuy -- Meridian / Alice Walker -- Middle passage / Charles Johnson -- Moses, Man of the mountain / Zora Neale Hurston -- Mumbo Jumbo / Ishmael Reed -- Marrative of the life of Frederick Douglass / Frederick Douglass -- Narrows, The / Ann Petry -- Native son / Richard Wright -- Notes of a native son / James Baldwin -- Our nig / Harriet E. Wilson -- Outsider, The / Richard Wright -- Oxherding Tale / Charles Johnson -- Painted Turtle / Clarence Major -- Passing / Nella Larsen -- Photograph, A / Ntozake Shange -- Piano lesson, The / August Wilson -- Plum bun / Jessie Redmon Faust -- Poetry of Ai, The / Ai -- Poetry of Amiri Baraka, The / Amiri Baraka -- Poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks, The / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Poetry of Sterling Brown, The / Sterling Brown -- Poet
Control code
ocm25874518
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xii, 593 pages
Isbn
9780062700667
Lccn
92052542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o25874518
  • (OCoLC)25874518

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