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Novelist, essayist, and public intellectual, James Baldwin was one of the most brilliant and provocative literary figures of the postwar era, and one of the greatest African-American writers of this century. A self-described "transatlantic commuter" who spent…

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S. E. Houchins is at Scripps College.

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The most comprehensive bibliography ever compiled for an American writer, this book contains 13,117 annotated items pertaining to Richard Wright. It includes almost all published mentions of the author or his work in every language in which those mentions appear.…

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In The Heart of a Woman Maya Angelou leaves California with her son, Guy, to go to New York. There she enters the society and world of black artists and writers. Not since her childhood has she lived in an almost black environment, and she is surprised at the…

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Langston Hughes was the first black writer to be taken seriously by the general literary public, and with the current resurgence of interest in the evolution of black American writing, he continues to be a primary subject of study for scholars and students…

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Since the second decade of the nineteenth century, there have been black-owned book publishers in the United States, addressing the special concerns of black people in ways that other book publishers have not. This is the first work to treat extensively the…

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This volume discusses the emergence of writings by Black women, the major concerns and themes of their fiction, and its special role within, and unique reflection of, Afro-American culture. A work of literary criticism as well as cultural history, Prologue…

Alice Walker

by Maria Lauret

|January 2, 2000

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Since the publication of The Color Purple in 1983, Alice Walker has gained a reputation as one of the most popular and most controversial writers in the African American literary tradition. This book explains Walker's project as a "womanist" writer and as a…

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A major cult leader in the United States from 1940 to 1960, Daddy Grace claimed millions of followers, while critics charged he was a colossal fraud. This book is the first bibliography on Daddy Grace. The volume includes annotated entries on books, theses,…

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This is the first book-length bibliography on Ann Allen Shockley. Despite her consistent and productive output, the writings of Ann Allen Shockley have been neglected by scholars during the last four decades, due to the difficulty in locating her work. This…

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