The concise Oxford companion to African American literature /

Other Authors: Andrews, William L., 1946-, Foster, Frances Smith., Harris, Trudier.
Format: Book
Language: English
Published: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2001.
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This abbreviated version of The Oxford Companion to African American Literature, ed. by William L. Andrews et al. (CH, Jan'98) retains the parent work's devotion to highlighting the writers and writing that have made African American literature valuable and distinctive. It omits extensive information about concepts, genres, social, cultural, and artistic movements, but focuses on notable writers and their works. Not all biographical articles from the parent edition are retained. One useful feature is the updated information on significant literary works that writers have published, prizes and awards they have won, and significant critical and scholarly works about individual writers. Recommended for libraries that did not purchase or cannot afford the original. N. M. Allen University of South Florida at Sarasota

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