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The Norton anthology of African American literature / Henry Louis Gates, Jr., general editor, Nellie Y. McKay, general editor.

Contributor(s): Gates, Henry Louis, Jr | McKay, Nellie Y.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., ©2004Edition: 2nd ed.Description: xlvii, 2776 pages ; 24 cm +.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0393977781; 9780393977783.Subject(s): Schwarze | University of South Alabama | Geschichte | Geschichte | American literature -- African American authors | African Americans -- Literary collections | African Americans | American literature -- African American authors | Literatur | Schwarze | USAGenre/Form: Autobiographies. | Drama. | Essays. | Fiction. | Folk tales. | Literary collections. | Literature. | Musical texts. | Poetry. | Sermons. | Short stories. | Short stories. | Musical texts. | Sermons. | Folk tales. | Autobiographies. | Poetry. | Essays. | Short stories. | Fiction. | Drama. | Literature. | Anthologie.DDC classification: 810.8/0896073 Other classification: HR 1982
Contents:
Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: Talking books -- The vernacular tradition. Spirituals ; Gospel ; Secular rhymes and songs, ballads, work songs and songs of social change ; The blues ; Jazz ; Rhythm and blues ; Hip hop ; Sermons and prayers ; Folktales -- The literature of slavery and freedom 1746-1865. Jupiter Hammon (1711-1790/1806) ; Venture Smith (1729?-1805) ; Lucy Terry (c.1724-1821) ; Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-1797) ; Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) ; David Walker (1785-1830) ; George Moses Horton (b. 1797?) ; Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) ; Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879) ; Martin R. Delany (1812-1885) ; Harriet Jacobs (c.1813-1897) ; William Wells Brown (1814?-1884) ; Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) ; Victor Séjour (1817-1874) ; Elizabeth Keckley (c.1818-1907) ; Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) ; James M. Whitfield (1822-1871) ; Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911) ; Harriet E. Wilson (1825-1900) -- Literature of the Reconstruction to the new Negro Renaissance, 1865-1919. Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837-1914) ; Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) ; Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) ; Anna Julia Cooper (1858?-1964) ; Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930) ; Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) ; W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) ; James D. Corrothers (1869-1917) ; James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) ; Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) ; Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) ; Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson (1875-1935) ; William Stanley Braithwaite (1878-1962) ; Fenton Johnson (1888-1958) -- Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1940. Arthur A. Schomburg (1874-1938) ; Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) ; Anne Spencer (1882-1975) ; Jessie Redmon Fauset (c.1884-1961) ; Alain Locke (1886-1954) ; Georgia Douglas Johnson (1886-1966) ; Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) ; Claude McKay (1889-1948) ; Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) ; Nella Larsen (1893-1964) ; Jean Toomer (1894-1967) ; George Samuel Schuyler (1895-1977) ; Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934) ; Marita Bonner (1899-1971) ; Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) ; Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902-1981) ; Wallace Thurman (1902-1934) ; Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) ; Langston Hughes (1902-1967) ; Countee Cullen (1903-1946) ; Helene Johnson (1907-1995).
Realism, naturalism, modernism, 1940-1960. Melvin B. Tolson (1900?-1966) ; Dorothy West (1907-1998) ; Richard Wright (1908-1960) ; Chester B. Himes (1909-1984) ; Ann Petry (1911-1997) ; Robert Hayden (1913-1982) ; Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) ; Margaret Walker (1915-1998) ; Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) ; James Baldwin (1924-1987) ; Bob Kaufman (1925-1986) ; Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) -- The Blacks arts era, 1960-1975. Mari Evans ; Hoyt Fuller (1923-1981) ; Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (1925-1965) ; John Alfred Williams (b. 1925) ; Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ; Etheridge Knight (1931-1985) ; Addison Gayle Jr. (1932-1991) ; Audre Lorde (1934-1992) ; Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) ; Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) ; Ed Bullins (b. 1935) ; Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998) ; A.B. Spellman (b. 1935) ; June Jordan (1936-2002) ; Lucille Clifton (b. 1936) ; Jayne Cortez (b. 1936) ; Larry Neal (1937-1981) ; Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) ; Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) ; Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995) ; Maulana Karenga (b. 1941) ; Haki R. Madhubuti (b. 1942) ; Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) ; James Alan McPherson (b. 1943) ; Quincy Troupe (b. 1943) ; Carolyn M. Rodgers (b. 1945) -- Literature since 1975. Albert Murray (b. 1916) ; Maya Angelou (b. 1928) ; Paule Marshall (b. 1929) ; Adrienne Kennedy (b. 1931) ; Toni Morrison (b. 1931) ; Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933) ; Clarence Major (b. 1936) ; Leon Forrest (1937-1997) ; John Edgar Wideman (b. 1941) ; Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942) ; Shirley Anne Williams (1944-1999) ; Alice Walker (b. 1944) ; August Wilson (b. 1945) ; Michelle Cliff (b. 1946) ; Octavia Butler (b. 1947) ; Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) ; Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1947) ; Charles Johnson (b. 1948) ; Ntozake Shange (b. 1948) ; Gayl Jones (b. 1949) ; Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949) ; David Bradley (b. 1950) ; Gloria Naylor (b. 1950) ; Rita Dove (b. 1952) ; Walter Mosley (b. 1952) ; Harryette Mullen (b. 1953) ; Essex Hemphill (1957-1995) ; Caryl Phillips (b. 1958) ; Edwidge Danticat (b. 1969) ; Colson Whitehead (b. 1969) -- Timeline: African American literature in context -- Audio companion notes / by Robert G. O'Meally.
Summary: The second edition of this landmark anthology brings together the work of 120 writers in the most comprehensive collection of African American writing available. Representing over 250 years of writing in all genres, the second edition offers eleven major works in their entirety. Nine writers are newly included, among them Jupiter Hammon, Martin Delany, Caryl Phillips, Colson Whitehead, and Harryette Mullen. The anthology opens with a generous section of blues, spirituals, jazz, hip-hop, sermons, and speeches, many of which are brought to life on the expanded two-CD set which includes vocal and instrumental pieces from ragtime to Motown, and twenty-four speeches, readings, and performances by powerful voices from Booker T. Washington to Rita Dove. With a general introduction by Henry Louis Gates Jr., updated period introductions, head-notes, and bibliographies, "The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Second Edition," reflects the latest scholarship in this vibrant and varied literary tradition.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 2707-2744) and index.

Preface to the second edition -- Introduction: Talking books -- The vernacular tradition. Spirituals ; Gospel ; Secular rhymes and songs, ballads, work songs and songs of social change ; The blues ; Jazz ; Rhythm and blues ; Hip hop ; Sermons and prayers ; Folktales -- The literature of slavery and freedom 1746-1865. Jupiter Hammon (1711-1790/1806) ; Venture Smith (1729?-1805) ; Lucy Terry (c.1724-1821) ; Olaudah Equiano (c.1745-1797) ; Phillis Wheatley (1753?-1784) ; David Walker (1785-1830) ; George Moses Horton (b. 1797?) ; Sojourner Truth (1797-1883) ; Maria W. Stewart (1803-1879) ; Martin R. Delany (1812-1885) ; Harriet Jacobs (c.1813-1897) ; William Wells Brown (1814?-1884) ; Henry Highland Garnet (1815-1882) ; Victor Séjour (1817-1874) ; Elizabeth Keckley (c.1818-1907) ; Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) ; James M. Whitfield (1822-1871) ; Frances E.W. Harper (1825-1911) ; Harriet E. Wilson (1825-1900) -- Literature of the Reconstruction to the new Negro Renaissance, 1865-1919. Charlotte Forten Grimké (1837-1914) ; Booker T. Washington (1856-1915) ; Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) ; Anna Julia Cooper (1858?-1964) ; Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930) ; Ida B. Wells-Barnett (1862-1931) ; W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963) ; James D. Corrothers (1869-1917) ; James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) ; Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) ; Sutton E. Griggs (1872-1933) ; Alice Moore Dunbar Nelson (1875-1935) ; William Stanley Braithwaite (1878-1962) ; Fenton Johnson (1888-1958) -- Harlem Renaissance, 1919-1940. Arthur A. Schomburg (1874-1938) ; Angelina Weld Grimké (1880-1958) ; Anne Spencer (1882-1975) ; Jessie Redmon Fauset (c.1884-1961) ; Alain Locke (1886-1954) ; Georgia Douglas Johnson (1886-1966) ; Marcus Garvey (1887-1940) ; Claude McKay (1889-1948) ; Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) ; Nella Larsen (1893-1964) ; Jean Toomer (1894-1967) ; George Samuel Schuyler (1895-1977) ; Rudolph Fisher (1897-1934) ; Marita Bonner (1899-1971) ; Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) ; Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902-1981) ; Wallace Thurman (1902-1934) ; Arna Bontemps (1902-1973) ; Langston Hughes (1902-1967) ; Countee Cullen (1903-1946) ; Helene Johnson (1907-1995).

Realism, naturalism, modernism, 1940-1960. Melvin B. Tolson (1900?-1966) ; Dorothy West (1907-1998) ; Richard Wright (1908-1960) ; Chester B. Himes (1909-1984) ; Ann Petry (1911-1997) ; Robert Hayden (1913-1982) ; Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) ; Margaret Walker (1915-1998) ; Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) ; James Baldwin (1924-1987) ; Bob Kaufman (1925-1986) ; Lorraine Hansberry (1930-1965) -- The Blacks arts era, 1960-1975. Mari Evans ; Hoyt Fuller (1923-1981) ; Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) (1925-1965) ; John Alfred Williams (b. 1925) ; Martin Luther King Jr. (1929-1968) ; Etheridge Knight (1931-1985) ; Addison Gayle Jr. (1932-1991) ; Audre Lorde (1934-1992) ; Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) ; Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) ; Ed Bullins (b. 1935) ; Eldridge Cleaver (1935-1998) ; A.B. Spellman (b. 1935) ; June Jordan (1936-2002) ; Lucille Clifton (b. 1936) ; Jayne Cortez (b. 1936) ; Larry Neal (1937-1981) ; Ishmael Reed (b. 1938) ; Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) ; Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995) ; Maulana Karenga (b. 1941) ; Haki R. Madhubuti (b. 1942) ; Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) ; James Alan McPherson (b. 1943) ; Quincy Troupe (b. 1943) ; Carolyn M. Rodgers (b. 1945) -- Literature since 1975. Albert Murray (b. 1916) ; Maya Angelou (b. 1928) ; Paule Marshall (b. 1929) ; Adrienne Kennedy (b. 1931) ; Toni Morrison (b. 1931) ; Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933) ; Clarence Major (b. 1936) ; Leon Forrest (1937-1997) ; John Edgar Wideman (b. 1941) ; Samuel R. Delany (b. 1942) ; Shirley Anne Williams (1944-1999) ; Alice Walker (b. 1944) ; August Wilson (b. 1945) ; Michelle Cliff (b. 1946) ; Octavia Butler (b. 1947) ; Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) ; Nathaniel Mackey (b. 1947) ; Charles Johnson (b. 1948) ; Ntozake Shange (b. 1948) ; Gayl Jones (b. 1949) ; Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949) ; David Bradley (b. 1950) ; Gloria Naylor (b. 1950) ; Rita Dove (b. 1952) ; Walter Mosley (b. 1952) ; Harryette Mullen (b. 1953) ; Essex Hemphill (1957-1995) ; Caryl Phillips (b. 1958) ; Edwidge Danticat (b. 1969) ; Colson Whitehead (b. 1969) -- Timeline: African American literature in context -- Audio companion notes / by Robert G. O'Meally.

The second edition of this landmark anthology brings together the work of 120 writers in the most comprehensive collection of African American writing available. Representing over 250 years of writing in all genres, the second edition offers eleven major works in their entirety. Nine writers are newly included, among them Jupiter Hammon, Martin Delany, Caryl Phillips, Colson Whitehead, and Harryette Mullen. The anthology opens with a generous section of blues, spirituals, jazz, hip-hop, sermons, and speeches, many of which are brought to life on the expanded two-CD set which includes vocal and instrumental pieces from ragtime to Motown, and twenty-four speeches, readings, and performances by powerful voices from Booker T. Washington to Rita Dove. With a general introduction by Henry Louis Gates Jr., updated period introductions, head-notes, and bibliographies, "The Norton Anthology of African American Literature, Second Edition," reflects the latest scholarship in this vibrant and varied literary tradition.

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Some 120 writers, from Lucy Terry to Toni Morrison, redefine the canon. (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

CHOICE Review

If Norton anthologies define the canon, then, with the publication of this volume, African American literature is now assured inclusion. Comprising the works of 120 writers (almost half women), the anthology makes a wide range of genres readily available to college instructors interested in preparing courses on African American literature. The volume is intelligently divided into seven sections: "Vernacular Tradition"; "Literature of Slavery and Freedom"; Literature of the Reconstruction to the New Negro Renaissance"; "Harlem Renaissance"; "Realism, Naturalism, Modernism"; "Black Arts Movement"; and "Literature since 1970." Particularly innovative is the "Vernacular Tradition" section: it includes selections from spirituals, gospel, the blues, secular rhymes and songs, ballads and work songs, jazz, rap, sermons, and folktales. With a star lineup of coeditors, each section is introduced and edited by leading scholars who provide thoughtful overviews and analyses. Any anthology fights against space limitation, and although this one omits some significant works by Zore Neale Hurston and includes nothing by Gayl Jones, it fortunately publishes many longer texts in their entirety--e.g., Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life, W.E.B. Du Bois's The Souls of Black Folk, Jean Toomer's Cane, Toni Morrison's Sula, August Wilson's Fences, and Lorraine Hansberry's A Raisin in the Sun. All collections. D. J. Rosenthal Case Western Reserve University

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