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Norton Anthology of African American Literature

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ISBN-10: 0393911551

ISBN-13: 9780393911558

Edition: 3rd 2014

Authors: Henry Louis Gates, Valerie Smith, William L. Andrews, Kimberly Benston, Brent Hayes Edwards

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The much-anticipated Third Edition brings together the work of 140 writers from 1746 to the present writing in all genres, as well as performers of vernacular forms—from spirituals and sermons to jazz and hip hop. Fresh scholarship, new visuals and media, and new selections—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—combine to make The Norton Anthology of African American Literature an even better teaching tool for instructors and an unmatched value for students.
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Book details

Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/25/2014
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 2800
Size: 5.90" wide x 9.20" long x 2.90" tall
Weight: 5.236
Language: English

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. was born on September 16, 1950, in Keyser, West Virginia. He received a degree in history from Yale University in 1973 and a Ph.D. from Clare College, which is part of the University of Cambridge in 1979. He is a leading scholar of African-American literature, history, and culture. He began working on the Black Periodical Literature Project, which uncovered lost literary works published in 1800s. He rediscovered what is believed to be the first novel published by an African-American in the United States. He republished the 1859 work by Harriet E. Wilson, entitled Our Nig, in 1983. He has written numerous books including Colored People: A Memoir, A Chronology of…    

William L. Andrews was born in 1946. He earned his B.A. from Davidson College in 1968. He received his M.A. in 1970 and Ph.D. in 1973, respectively, from the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, where he is currently the E. Maynard Adams Professor of English. His first book, The Literary Career of Charles W. Chesnutt, published in 1980, deals with a seminal figure in the development of African American and Southern American prose fiction. While researching To Tell a Free Story, a history of African American autobiography up to 1865, Andrews became greatly interested in autobiography studies. Since 1988 he has been the general editor of a book series, titled Wisconsin Studies in…    

Kimberly Benston (Ph.D. Yale University), Editor, The Black Arts Era. Francis B. Gummere Professor of English, former provost and director of the Hurford Center for Arts and Humanities, Haverford College. Author of Performing Blackness: Enacting African-American Modernism and Baraka: The Renegade and the Mask . Editor of several works, including Speaking for You: Ralph Ellison's Cultural Vision ; Larry Neal: A Callaloo Anthology ; Baraka: A Collection of Essays ; and the forthcoming books Malcolm X: A Critical Casebook ; Who Blew Up America?: African-American Culture and the Crisis of 'Terrorism' ; and the Norton Critical Edition of H. G. Wells's The Island of Doctor Moreau .