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ElsThe handbook features an to Z compilation of 415 literary terms Ages Movements Periods And Cultural periods and cultural all cross referenced Terms include techniues genres themes forms well known phrases modes of discourse theoretical concepts and diction from music and linguistics Definitions provide substantive discussion and cite specific xamples from the works of from music and linguistics Definitions provide substantive discussion and cite specific Cinderella Unmasked (Fairytale Fantasies examples from the works of critics and major and minor writers from the 1700s to the present Up to date and relevant the guide includes information from the colonial and reconstruction periods to the postmodernra and from cultural sources ranging from folk legends to hip hop musicEight full length ssays which serve as introductions to important aspects of literary theory and criticism cover major terms ambiguity memory signification repetition collective unconscious representation influence and Ervin's comprehensive and handy compilation of ssential background and interpretive materials for studying African American Literature Fills American literature fills void that has The Power Of A Choice existed in literary scholarship Both scholars and students will find it an indispensable resource Annie S Perkins Norfolk State UniversityAn impressive necessary reference tool A guide to the origins of terms used to createthnic resonance in descriptions of African American literary works the book also includes traditional terms appropriated for the purpose of locating African American works in a metahistory Jerry W Ward Jr Dillard UniversityThis is the first comprehensive resource devoted to the analysis interpretation history and appreciation of African American the definitive book on the subject The definitive book on the subject it be indispensable to students scholars and libraries at all lev.

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Iterary history In addition to discussions of the Harlem Renaissance and Black Arts Movement the book describes the Chicago Renaissance of the 1930s to 1950s the New Renaissance of the 1950s and the new black the 1930s to 1950s the New Renaissance of the 1950s and the new black of the 1980s An specially compelling feature of the book is a literary timeline divided into sections for African African American and Anglophone Caribbean literature that illustrates what was written during the same years in different parts of the world The book also lists awards and honors given to African American authorsLong overdue Hazel Arnett Ervin's accessible handbook fills a void in literary arts and letters a tribute to the rich vernacular tradition that has volved from African American oral and written xpression Hazel Arnett Ervin is associate professor of English and linguistics at Morehouse College. The Handbook of African American Literature