Description : "Richard Wright" (1908-1960) was one of the landmark authors of twentieth-century American literature as well as one of the most formidable and eloquent black voices of his day. In nearly 900 pages the editors have collected his most essential and evocative writing: essays like "Black Power" and "Pagan Spain"; selections from his autobiography Black Boy; most of the photographs and the complete text of Wright's folk history of the African-American experience 12 Million Black Voices; representative criticism, articles, letters, and poetry; the complete novellas "The Man Who Lived Underground" and "Big Black Good Man"; and generous excerpts from novels like Uncle Tom's Children, Native Son, The Outsider, The Long Dream, Savage Holiday, and Lawd Today. The result is a beautifully wrought miniature panorama of the career of a writer whose immense talent was matched only by his humanity.
Description : He explores how these novels and other texts confront national discourse and strive, though with inconclusive results, to open America up to new subject positions by offering alternatives to the dominant ideology." "Douglas finds contemporary intellectual and political life, against the backdrop of a mythology enshrined in proclamations, pledges, and public documents, to be impoverished by the pervasive use of cliches, which he identifies as figures of speech that stimulate emotion or action while shortcircuiting reflection. In its extreme cliched form, the American Dream consists of nothing more than advertising slogans and popular culture images; yet these pronouncements retain a powerful hold on the will and imagination of U.S. citizens."
Description : A hermeneutical study of metaphor in African American literature. In Habitations of the Veil, Rebecka Rutledge Fisher uses theory implicit in W. E. B. Du Bois’s use of metaphor to draw out and analyze what she sees as a long tradition of philosophical metaphor in African American literature. She demonstrates how Olaudah Equiano, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, and Ralph Ellison each use metaphors to develop a critical discourse capable of overcoming the limits of narrative language to convey their lived experiences. Fisher’s philosophical investigations open these texts to consideration on ontological and epistemological levels, in addition to those concerned with literary craft and the politics of black identity.
Description : On top of the world 6 thousand years ago a war was devastating the land. Underneath man lived on away from the most horrible war ever witnessed since the worldwide flood. Radioactive skeletons were found on the city causeways and lumps of glass were all that remained on pots. Beneath the ground life went on. In Central America entire cities were strewn like paper. In south America massive walls could not keep out the destruction. Around the world we are starting to find what saved humanity. Entire populations went underground and mankind erupted these cities to find life almost gone.
Description : This book presents Keith Gilyard's most seminal work in one volume, with new and previously published essays on linguistic diversity, cultural identity, critical literacy, writing instruction, literary texts, and popular culture. Essential reading for students and scholars in rhetorical studies, composition studies, applied linguistics, and education.
Description : Fox (literature, emeritus, Michigan State U.), himself a part of the loose post-Beat literary movement he calls the "Invisible Generation", presents selections from the work of 33 unheralded writers of the past 40 years, including himself. A brief biography is included for each author. The material for the collection has been previously published in little magazines and small literary press publications.
Author by : Assistant Professor of English Timothy Murray
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Publisher by : University of Michigan Press
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Description : An invaluable collection of theater commentary by a wide range of leading French theorists, in English translation.