Download e-book for kindle: African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook by Emmanuel S. Nelson

By Emmanuel S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0313314098

ISBN-13: 9780313314094

There is becoming well known and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, in addition to expanding regard for the achievements of African American writers. the 1st reference of its variety, this quantity chronicles the autobiographical culture in African American literature. incorporated are alphabetically prepared entries for sixty six African American authors who current autobiographical fabric of their works. the amount profiles significant figures, reminiscent of Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, besides many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve larger cognizance. whereas a few are identified essentially for his or her literary accomplishments, others have won popularity of their various contributions to society.

The entries are written via specialist members and supply authoritative information regarding their matters. every one starts with a concise biography, which summarizes the lifestyles and achievements of the autobiographer. this can be via a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and subject matters, besides an summary of the autobiographer's serious reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a particular, normal bibliography concludes the quantity. jointly, the entries supply an in depth portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the present.

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