African American Writers

African American Writers

Book - 1991
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Thirty-four critical essays on the lives and literary achievements of black American writers from as early as the first slave narratives down to the latest works of such contemporary figures as Ishmael Reed and Jean Toomer. Each essay strikes a balance between biography and literary criticism, giving full consideration to the effects of culture and life experience on the core writings of the tradition. Each author is situated in the context of American history and the unique experience of the African American people. Annotation(c) 2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Publisher: New York : C. Scribner's Sons : Maxwell Macmillan International, c1991
ISBN: 9780684190587
0684190583
Call Number: 928.1 Af83
Characteristics: xxxii, 544 p. ; 29 cm

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