Tales of the Out and the Gone

ISBN-10: 1933354127

ISBN-13: 9781933354125

Edition: 2006

Authors: Amiri Baraka
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Description: Comprising short fiction from the early 1970s to the twenty-first century-most of which has never been published- Tales of the Out & the Gone reflects the astounding evolution of America's most provocative literary anti-hero. The first section of the book, "War Stories," offers six stories enmeshed in the vola-tile politics of the 1970s and 1980s. The second section, "Tales of the Out & the Gone," reveals Amiri Baraka's increasing literary adventurousness, combining an unpredictable language play with a passion for abstraction and psychological exploration. Throughout, Baraka's unique and constantly changing literary style will educate readers on the evolution of one of America's most accomplished literary masters of the past four decades.

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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Akashic Books
Publication date: 12/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 221
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.484
Language: English

Amiri Baraka was born Everett LeRoi Jones on October 7, 1934, in Newark, New Jersey. He went to college at New York University and Howard University. After serving in the Air Force for more than two years, he was dishonorably discharged for reading communist texts. He attended graduate school at Columbia University and became involved in the Beat scene. In 1958, he founded the poetry magazine Yugen. He changed his name after the 1965 assassination of Malcolm X. He founded the Black Arts Repertory Theatre and School and led the Black Arts Movement, an aesthetic sibling to the Black Panthers. In 1964, Baraka's play, The Dutchman, won an Obie Award for Best American play and it was adapted into a film in 1967. His other plays include The Black Mass, The Toilet, and The Slave. His collections of poetry include Black Art, Black Magic, Home: Social Essays, and Preface to a Twenty-Volume Suicide Note. He received several awards during his lifetime including a PEN/Faulkner Award, a Rockefeller Foundation Award for Drama, and the Langston Hughes Award from City College of New York. In 1980, he began teaching at the State University of New York-Stony Brook, retiring from its African Studies department in 1994. He also taught at Rutgers University, George Washington University, Yale University, San Francisco State University, Columbia University, and the New School for Social Research. In 2002, he was named New Jersey's second poet laureate, but soon afterward became the center of a controversy concerning his 9/11 poem Somebody Blew Up America. He died after weeks of failing health on January 9, 2014 at the age of 79.

War stories
New & old
Neo-American
Norman's date
From war stories
Mondongo
Blank
Tales of the out & the gone
Northern Iowa : short story & poetry
The new recreation program
Mchawi
The rejected buppie
A little inf
Dig this! Out?
Heathen technology at the end of the twentieth century
Rhythm travel
Science & liberalism
What is undug will be
Dream comics
A letter
Conrad Loomis & the clothes ray
The used saver
My man came by the crib the other day ...
A monk story
Retrospection
The pig detector
Post- and pre-mortem dialogue
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