The Schomburg Center guide to black literature : from the eighteenth century to the present / Roger M. Valade III, editor, with Denise Kasinec.

Detroit : Gale Research, ©1996.
xxvi, 545 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.


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  • This work is a one-stop guide and ready reference to authors, works, characters, themes, and topics related to black literature. The scope includes both fiction and nonfiction writing from African American authors and international authors whose works have been translated into English. In a dictionary format, it includes biographical entries as well as separate entries for many individual novels, collections of poems, characters, and screenplays. Brief essays on themes and topics, such as Harlem Renaissance and Negritude, summarize their historical and literary significance. (cont.).
  • (Cont.) On a general topic such as Discrimination, a brief treatment is followed by a discussion of black authors who have written scholarly and popular works on discrimination and how the topic is reflected in creative works. Literary terms and genres are defined and explained in the context of black literature. Additional features include a chronology of events in black history and black literary history and an essay on the Schomburg Center. An index lists titles, names, and subjects covered in the text. -- Booklist.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Includes biographies of nearly 500 authors and synopses of nearly 500 works.
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Guide to black literature
  • 0787602892 ((acid-free paper))
  • 9780787602895 ((acid-free paper))
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