The Norton anthology of African American literature

Format: Print Book 2004
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CLP - Main Library Second Floor - Non-fiction PS508.N3 N67 2004
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Collection  Second Floor - Non-fiction
Call Number  PS508.N3 N67 2004
Organized chronologically, this anthology of African-American literature brings together the work of 123 writers from 1746 to the present. This second edition features a varied selection of genres and a wealth of vernacular forms.
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Booklist Review: "Gr. 8^-12. Spanning 250 years, this great literary anthology begins with a grand selection from the oral tradition and moves forward in time with historical commentary and selections from 118 poets and writers."
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Publisher's Weekly Review: "Collaborating on The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, editors Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Nellie Y. McKay have compiled what may be the definitive collection of its kind. Organized chronologically, the massive work gathers writings from six periods of black history: slavery and freedom; Reconstruction; the Harlem Renaissance; Realism, Naturalism and Modernism; the Black Arts Movement and the period since the 1970s. The work begins with the vernacular tradition of spirituals, gospel and the blues; continues through work songs, jazz and rap; ranges through sermons and folktales; and embraces letters and journals, poetry, short fiction, novels, autobiography and drama. BOMC selection; companion audio CD. (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects American literature -- African American authors.
African Americans -- Literary collections.
Publisher New York :W.W. Norton & Co.,2004
Edition 2nd ed.
Contributors Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
McKay, Nellie Y.
Language English
Description xlvii, 2776 pages ; 24 cm + 2 audio discs (digital ; 4 3/4 in.)
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (pages [2707]-2744) and index.
ISBN 9780393977783
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