By Emmanuel S. Nelson
There has been a dramatic resurgence of curiosity in early African American writing. because the unintended rediscovery and republication of Harriet Wilson's Our Nig in 1983, the works of dozens of nineteenth and early twentieth century black writers were recovered and reprinted. there's now an important revival of curiosity within the Harlem Renaissance of the Nineteen Twenties; and within the final decade on my own, a number of significant checks of 18th and nineteenth century African American literature were released. Early African American literature builds on a powerful oral culture of songs, folktales, and sermons. Slave narratives began appearing in the course of the past due 18th and early nineteenth century, and later writers started to interact various issues in varied genres.
A significant aim of this reference ebook is to supply a wide-ranging advent to the 1st two hundred years of African American literature. incorporated are alphabetically prepared entries for seventy eight black writers energetic among 1745 and 1945. between those writers are essayists, novelists, brief tale writers, poets, playwrights, and autobiographers. each one access is written through knowledgeable contributor and gives a biography, a dialogue of significant works and subject matters, an summary of the author's severe reception, and first and secondary bibliographies. the amount concludes with a particular, common bibliography.
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African American Authors, 1745-1945: A Bio-Bibliographical Critical Sourcebook by Emmanuel S. Nelson