More than a decade in the making, "Call and Response" is a ground-breaking anthology of African American literature, unique in its placing equal emphasis on the written and the oral dimensions of the black aesthetic. It traces the centuries-long emergence of this distinct literary tradition from its earliest roots in African proverbs, folktales, and chants to its latest flowering in the works of such writers as Rita Dove, August Wilson, and Terry McMillan. Here, in 2,000 pages and 550 selections, is (in the words of Richard Wright) the "long black song" of African American life, sung in a great choir of voices, from the slaves of the 1600s to the rap artists, orators, novelists, and poets of today.
Hill is professor of English at the University of San Francisco.
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Description du livre Cengage Learning, 1998. CMD. État : New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. N° de réf. du libraire VD-9780395875094
Description du livre Cengage Learning, Inc, United States, 1999. CD-Audio. État : New. Language: English . Brand New. This comprehensive, chronological anthology of African and African American literature asserts that there is a distinctly black literary and cultural aesthetic, one that originated in the oral traditions of Africa and was kept alive during the American slavery experience. This text represents the centuries-long emergence of this aesthetic in poetry, fiction, drama, essays, speeches, sermons, criticism, journals, and the full range of song lyrics from the spiritual to rap. Produced in conjunction with the Smithsonian Institution, the audio CD is a one-of-a-kind collection of many of the poems, chants, and songs included in the book. N° de réf. du libraire BTE9780395875094
Description du livre Houghton Mifflin College Div, 1998. Compact Disc. État : Brand New. 2039 pages. 5.25x5.25x0.25 inches. In Stock. N° de réf. du libraire 0395875099
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