New PDF release: African American Autobiographers: A Sourcebook

By Emmanuel S. Nelson

ISBN-10: 0313314098

ISBN-13: 9780313314094

There is turning out to be renowned and scholarly curiosity in autobiography, besides 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. integrated are alphabetically prepared entries for sixty six African American authors who current autobiographical fabric of their works. the amount profiles significant figures, resembling Frederick Douglass, Zora Neale Hurston, Richard Wright, Maya Angelou, James Baldwin, and Malcolm X, in addition to many lesser identified autobiographers who deserve larger awareness. whereas a few are identified essentially for his or her literary accomplishments, others have received popularity of their varied contributions to society.

The entries are written via professional individuals and supply authoritative information regarding their topics. every one starts with a concise biography, which summarizes the lifestyles and achievements of the autobiographer. this is often by means of a dialogue of significant autobiographical works and subject matters, besides an summary of the autobiographer's severe reception. The entries shut with basic and secondary bibliographies, and a particular, basic bibliography concludes the amount. jointly, the entries supply a close portrait of the African American autobiographical culture from the 18th century to the present.

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