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[EBOOK] (The Handbook of African American Literature) author Hazel Arnett Ervin

ElsThe handbook features an A To Z Compilation Of 415 Z compilation of 415 terms ages movements periods and 415 literary terms ages movements periods and sources all cross referenced Terms include techniues enres themes forms well known phrases modes of discourse theoretical concepts and diction from music and linguistics Definitions provide substantive discussion and cite specific examples from the works of major critics and major and minor writers from the 1700s to the present Up to date and relevant the uide includes information from the colonial and reconstruction periods to the postmodern #Era And From Cultural # and from cultural ranging from folk legends to hip hop musicEight full length essays which serve as introductions to important aspects of literary theory and criticism cover major terms ambiguity memory signification repetition collective unconscious representation influence and Ervin's comprehensive and handy compilation of essential background and interpretive materials for studying african american literature interpretive materials for studying African American literature a void that has existed in literary scholarship Both scholars and students will find it an indispensable resource Annie S Perkins Norfolk State UniversityAn impressive necessary reference tool A uide to the origins of terms used to create ethnic resonance in descriptions of African American literary works the book also includes traditional terms appropriated for the purpose of locating African American works in a metahistory Jerry W Ward Jr Dillard UniversityThis is the first comprehensive Resource Devoted To The devoted to the interpretation history and appreciation of African American literature The definitive book on the subject it will be indispensable to students scholars AND LIBRARIES AT ALL LEV. libraries at all lev. ,
Iterary history In addition to discussions of the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement the book describes the Chicago Renaissance of the 1930s to 1950s the New Renaissance of the 1950s and the new black aesthetics of the 1980s An especially compelling feature of the book is a literary timeline divided into sections for African African American and Anglophone Caribbean literature that illustrates what was written during the same years for African African American and Anglophone Caribbean literature that illustrates what was written during the same years different parts of the world The book also lists awards

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honors iven African American authorsLong overdue Hazel Arnett Ervin's accessible handbook fills a void in literary arts and letters a tribute to the rich vernacular tradition that has evolved from African American oral and written expression Hazel Arnett Ervin is associate professor of English and linguistics at Morehouse College.
The Handbook of African American Literature

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