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To Make a Poet Black (Hardcover): J.Saunders Redding To Make a Poet Black (Hardcover)
J.Saunders Redding
R1,071 Discovery Miles 10 710 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days
To Make a Poet Black (Paperback): J.Saunders Redding To Make a Poet Black (Paperback)
J.Saunders Redding; Introduction by Henry Louis Gates
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This classic study of American Black poetry, first published in 1939 and long out of print, is the work of perhaps the pre-eminent figure in Black Studies of the past two generations. A major contribution to the history of Black thought in America, it ranges widely, beginning in the late eighteenth century with Jupiter Hammon, the first American Black writer, and ending in the 1930s with Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes.

A Scholar's Conscience - Selected Writings of J. Saunders Redding, 1942-1977 (Paperback): J.Saunders Redding A Scholar's Conscience - Selected Writings of J. Saunders Redding, 1942-1977 (Paperback)
J.Saunders Redding; Edited by Faith Berry
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J. Saunders Redding (1906-1988) was often and justifiably called "the dean of African American scholars." As professor and man of letters, he wrote about African American literature and culture in vivid and scholarly prose. And of all the writers of his generation, he best represented, and came closest to explaining, the hopes and conflicts of American democracy in a multiracial society. Yet his perceptions and writings were never limited to race, nationality, academia, or one literary genre.

In this first published anthology drawn from Redding's books, essays, and speeches, Faith Berry has compiled representative selections from every period and genre in which Redding wrote: autobiography, fiction, biography, history, journalism, travelogue, and literary criticism. The collection offers a wide range of his thought and criticism from numerous publications, as well as a comprehensive bibliography of his works.

Redding is essential reading for all those who argue for or against the intellectual credo he espoused: that African American writing and culture be studied in the context of American life and culture, not in insolation.

This useful and balanced edition of Redding's writing should serve to introduce him to a new audience certain to find his texts worthy of attention and discussion. Readers concerned with literary and social history, higher education, race relations, American and ethnic studies, foreign affairs, cultural exchange -- or indeed the humanities in general -- will find this work an important resource. Contemporary African American scholars will value the book as a lasting reference. And anyone unfamiliar with Redding's work will discover and appreciate the breadth of his contributions to scholarship and literature.

Stranger and Alone (Hardcover, New edition): J.Saunders Redding Stranger and Alone (Hardcover, New edition)
J.Saunders Redding; Foreword by Pancho Savery
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Stranger and Alone (Paperback, New edition): J.Saunders Redding Stranger and Alone (Paperback, New edition)
J.Saunders Redding; Foreword by Pancho Savery
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