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The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature, Volume 2: 1920 to the Present

The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature, Volume 2: 1920 to the Present

Gene Andrew Jarrett (Editor)

ISBN: 978-0-470-67193-1

Jan 2014, Wiley-Blackwell

1114 pages

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$53.95

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The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present.  Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published for both classroom and online education in the new millennium. 

  • Reflects the current scholarly and pedagogic structure of African American literary studies
  • Selects literary texts according to extensive research on classroom adoptions, scholarship, and the expert opinions of leading professors
  • Organizes literary texts according to more appropriate periods of literary history, dividing them into seven sections that accurately depict intellectual, cultural, and political movements
  • Includes more reprints of entire works and longer selections of major works than any other anthology of its kind
  • This second volume contains a comprehensive collection of texts authored by African Americans from the 1920s to the present
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Editorial Advisory Board xv

Preface xvi

Introduction xxi

Principles of Selection and Editorial Procedures xxv

Acknowledgments xxvii

Part 1 The Literatures of the New Negro Renaissance: c.1920–1940 1

Introduction 3

Claude McKay (1889–1948) 7

Jessie Fauset (1882–1961) 58

Jean Toomer (1894–1967) 77

Countée Cullen (1903–1946) 125

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868–1963) 137

Rudolph Fisher (1897–1934) 164

Helene Johnson (1906–1995) 190

Alain Locke (1885–1954) 197

Langston Hughes (1902–1967) 207

George S. Schuyler (1895–1977) 219

Dorothy West (1907–1998) 244

Zora Neale Hurston (1891–1960) 251

Nella Larsen (1891–1964) 261

Sterling A. Brown (1901–1989) 318

Richard Wright (1908–1960) 332

Part 2 The Literatures of Modernism, Modernity, and Civil Rights: c.1940–1965 385

Gwendolyn Brooks (1917–2000) 391

Robert Hayden (1913–1980) 418

Chester Himes (1909–1984) 426

Ann Petry (1908–1997) 441

James Baldwin (1924–1987) 472

Ralph Ellison (1914–1994) 512

Lorraine Hansberry (1930–1965) 599

Part 3 The Literatures of Nationalism, Militancy, and the Black Aesthetic: c.1965–1975 607

Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) 613

Adrienne Kennedy (b. 1931) 637

Larry Neal (1937–1981) 649

Lucille Clifton (1936–2010) 661

Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) 665

Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934) 672

Toni Cade Bambara (1939–1995) 680

June Jordan (1936–2002) 686

Part 4 The Literatures of the Contemporary Period: c.1975 to the Present 709

Samuel Delany (b. 1942) 715

Ntozake Shange (b. 1948) 725

Alice Walker (b. 1944) 733

Audre Lorde (1934–1992) 761

Octavia Butler (1947–2006) 778

Gloria Naylor (b. 1950) 808

Toni Morrison (b. 1931) 820

Rita Dove (b. 1952) 835

August Wilson (1945–2005) 869

Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949) 915

Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933) 922

Suzan-Lori Parks (b. 1963) 947

Edwidge Danticat (b. 1969) 951

Walter Mosley (b. 1952) 957

Percival Everett (b. 1956) 978

John Edgar Wideman (b. 1941) 988

Harryette Mullen (b. 1953) 999

Edward P. Jones (b. 1950) 1005

Charles R. Johnson (b. 1948) 1021

Glossary 1032

Timeline 1040

Name Index 1053

Subject Index 1058

“The Wiley Blackwell Anthology of African American Literature is a comprehensive collection of poems, short stories, novellas, novels, plays, autobiographies, and essays authored by African Americans from the eighteenth century until the present. Evenly divided into two volumes, it is also the first such anthology to be conceived and published for both classroom and online education in the new millennium.”  (Native American Encyclopedia, 21 January 2014)