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Title Masterplots II. African American literature / edited by Tyrone Williams
Edition Revised edition
Published Pasadena, Calif. : Salem Press, [2009]
©2009
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Description 1 online resource (4 volumes (xxv, 2064 pages))
Series Masterplots II
Contents Painted turtle / Clarence Major -- Parable of the sower, and, Parable of the talents / Octavia E. Butler -- Paradise / Toni Morrison -- Passing / Nella Larsen -- The patternist series / Octavia E. Butler -- Philadelphia fire / John Edgar Wideman -- A photograph / Ntozake Shange -- The piano lesson / August Wilson -- Platitudes / Trey Ellis -- Plum bun / Jessie Redman Fauset -- Poems on various subjects, religious and moral / Phillis Wheatley -- The poetry of Ai -- The poetry of Maya Angelou -- The poetry of Amiri Baraka -- The poetry of Edward Kamau Brathwaite -- The poetry of Gwendolyn Brooks -- The poetry of Sterling Brown / -- The poetry of Lucille Clifton -- The poetry of Wanda Coleman -- The poetry of Jayne Cortez -- The poetry of Countée Cullen -- The poetry of Owen Dodson -- The poetry of Rita Dove -- The poetry of Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The poetry of Mari Evans -- The poetry of Nikki Giovanni -- The poetry of Michael S. Harper -- The poetry of Robert Hayden -- The poetry of George Moses Horton -- The poetry of Langston Hughes -- The poetry of June Jordan -- The poetry of Etheridge Knight -- The poetry of Yusef Komunyakaa -- The poetry of Audre Lord -- The poetry of Claude McKay -- The poetry of Haki R. Madhubuti -- The poetry of Thylias Moss -- The poetry of Dudley Randall -- The poetry of Carolyn M. Rodgers -- The poetry of Sonia Sanchez -- The poetry of Melvin B. Tolson -- The poetry of Derek Walcott -- The poetry of Alice Walker -- The poetry of Sherley Anne Williams -- The poetry of Jay Wright -- The poetry of Al Young
Volume 1: -- Afrocentricity / Molefi K. Asante -- Ain't I a woman / Bell Hooks -- All-bright court / Connie Porter -- All god's children need traveling shoes / Maya Angelou -- The American evasion of philosophy / Cornel West -- Anancy's score / Andrew Salkey -- Angela Davis / Angela Davis -- Annie John / Jamaica Kincaid -- Another country / James Baldwin -- Appalachee Red / Raymond Andrews -- The artificial white man / Stanley Crouch -- At the bottom of the river / Jamaica Kincaid -- The autobiograpical writings of William Wells Brown / William Wells Brown -- The autobiography of a jukebox / Cornelius Eady -- The autobiography of an ex-coloured man / James Weldon Johnson -- The autobiography Chester Himes -- The autobiography of Malcolm X -- The autobiography of Miss Jane Pitman / Ernest J. Gaines -- Autobiography of my dead brother / Walter Dean Myers -- The autobiography of my mother / Jamaica Kincaid -- The autobiography of W.E.B. Du Bois -- Babel-17 / Samuel R. Delany -- Baby of the family / Tina McElroy Ansa -- Bailey's café / Gloria Naylor -- Banana bottom / Claude McKay -- The battle of Jericho / Sharon M. Draper -- Beetlecreek / William Demby -- Beloved / Toni Morrison -- Betsey Brown / Ntozake Shange -- The big sea, and, I wonder as I wander / Langston Hughes -- Bird at my window / Rosa Guy -- Black Betty / Walter Mosley -- Black boy, and, American hunger / Richard Wright -- Black ice / Lorene Cary -- Black macho and the myth of spiderwoman / Michele Wallace -- Black men / Haki R. Madhubuti -- The Black Muslims in America / C. Eric Lincoln -- Black no more / George S. Schuyler -- Black thunder / Arna Bontemps -- The blacker the berry / Wallace Thurman -- "Blue Meridian" / Jean Toomer -- Blues for Mister Charlie / James Baldwin -- The bluest eye / Toni Morrison -- The bondwoman's narrative / Hannah Crafts -- Breath, eyes, memory / Edwidge Danticat -- Bright shadow / Joyce Carol Thomas -- A brighter sun / Samuel Selvon -- Bronx masquerade / Nikki Grimes -- Bronzeville boys and girls / Gwendolyn Brooks -- Brothers and keepers / John Edgar Wideman -- Brothers and sisters / Bebe Moore Campbell -- Brown girl, brownstones / Paule Marshall -- Brutal imagination / Cornelius Eady -- Bucking the Sarge / Christopher Paul Curtis -- Cambridge / Caryl Phillips -- The cancer journals / Audre Lorde -- Cane / Jean Toomer -- Captain Blackman / John A. Williams -- Captivity / Toi Derricotte -- Catherine Carmier / Ernest J. Gaines -- Ceremonies in dark old men / Lonne Elder III -- The Chaneysville incident / David Bradley -- The chinaberry tree / Jessie Redmon Fauset -- A chocolate soldier / Cyrus Colter -- The chosen place, the timeless people / Paule Marshall -- Clifford's blues / John A. Williams -- Clotel / William Wells Brown -- The color of water / James McBride -- The color purple / Alice Walker -- The colored museum / George C. Wolfe -- Coming of age in Mississippi / Anne Moody -- Coming up down home / Cecil Brown -- The condition, elevation, emigration, and destiny of the colored people of the United States politically considered / Martin Robison Delany -- The conjure-man dies / Rudolph Fisher -- The conjure woman / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- Contending forces / Pauline Hopkins -- The content of our character / Shelby Steele -- Corregidora / Gayl Jones -- Country Place / Ann Petry -- Cranial guitar / Bob Kaufman -- The crisis of the negro intellectual / Harold Cruse -- Crossing the river / Caryl Phillips -- The culture of bruising / Gerald Early -- The curse of caste / Julia C. Collins -- Daddy was a number runner / Louise Meriwether -- The Dahomean / Frank Yerby -- Daughters / Paule Marshall -- The death of the last black man in the whole entire world / Suzan-Lori Parks -- dem / William Melvin Kelley -- Dessa Rose / Sherley Anne Williams -- Devil in a blue dress / Walter Mosley -- A different drummer / William Melvin Kelley -- Disappearing acts / Terry McMillan -- A distant shore / Caryl Phillips -- The dragon can't dance / Earl Lovelace -- A dream deferred / Shelby Steele -- Dream on Monkey Mountain / Derek Walcott
Volume 2: -- Drinking coffee elsewhere / ZZ Packer -- Dust tracks on a road / Zora Neale Hurston -- Dutchman / Amiri Baraka -- Erasure / Percival Everett -- The essays of Amiri Baraka / Amiri Baraka -- The essays of Ralph Ellison -- The essays of C.L.R. James -- The essays of Ishmael Reed -- The ethics of identity / Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Eva's man / Gayl Jones -- Faith and the good thing / Charles Johnson -- Fallen angels / Walter Dean Myers -- Family / J. California Cooper -- The farming of bones / Edwidge Danticat -- Fatheralong / John Edgar Wideman -- Fences / August Wilson -- The fire next time / James Baldwin -- The first part last, and, Heaven / Angela Johnson -- The fisher king / Paule Marshall -- Fist, stick, knife, gun / Geoffrey Canada -- The flagellants / Carlene Hatcher Polite -- Flight to Canada / Ishmael Reed -- for colored girls who have considered suicide/ when the rainbow is enuf / Ntozake Shange -- Free enterprise / Michelle Cliff -- From slavery to freedom / John Hope Franklin -- Funnyhouse of a negro / Adrienne Kennedy -- A gathering of old men / Ernest J. Gaines -- Gemini / Nikki Giovanni -- Giovanni's room / James Baldwin -- Give us each day / Alice Dunbar-Nelson -- Go tell it on the mountain / James Baldwin -- God bless the child / Kristin Hunter -- The great wells of democracy / Manning Marable -- The Guyana quartet / Wilson Harris -- Having our say / Sarah Delany and A. Elizabeth Delany -- The healing / Gayl Jones -- The heart of a woman / Maya Angelou -- A hero ain't nothin' but a sandwich / Alice Childress -- High cotton / Darryl Pinckney -- His own where / June Jordan -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- The homewood trilogy / John Edgar Wideman -- The house behind the cedars / Charles Waddell Chesnutt -- How Stella got her groove back / Terry McMillan -- Hunting in Harlem / Mat Johnson -- Hurry home / John Edgar Wideman -- Hush / Jacqueline Woodson -- I get on the bus / Reginald McKnight -- I know why the caged bird sings / Maya Angelou -- If he hollers let him go / Chester Himes -- If you come softly / Jacqueline Woodson -- In the blood / Suzan-Lori Parks -- In the castle of my skin / George Lamming -- In the wine time / Ed Bullins -- Incidents in the life of a slave girl / Harriet Jacobs -- Infants of the Spring / Wallace Thurman -- The interesting narrative of the life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African / Olaudah Equiano -- The interruption of everything / Terry McMillan -- Intimate apparel / Lynn Nottage -- The intuitionist / Colson Whitehead -- Invisible man / Ralph Ellison -- Iola Leroy / Frances Ellen Watkins Harper -- Jazz / Toni Morrison -- Jelly roll / Kevin Young -- Jelly's last jam / George C. Wolfe -- Jitney / August Wilson -- Joe Turner's come and gone / August Wilson -- John Henry days / Colson Whitehead -- Joker, joker, deuce / Paul Beatty -- Jonah's gourd vine / Zora Neale Hurston -- The journals of Charlotte Forten Grimké / Charlotte L. Forten Grimké -- Jubilee / Margaret Walker -- Juneteenth / Ralph Ellison -- Just above my head / James Baldwin -- Kindred / Octavia E. Butler -- King Hedley II / August Wilson -- The known world / Edward P. Jones -- Krik? Krak! / Edwindge Danticat -- Kwaku / Roy A.K. Heath -- Lady sings the blues / Billy Holliday, with William Dufty -- The land / Mildred D. Taylor -- Lawd today / Richard Wright -- The learning tree / Gordon Parks, Sr. -- A lesson before dying / Ernest J. Gaines -- Let me breathe thunder / William Attaway -- Let the circle be unbroken / Mildred D. Taylor -- Let the dead bury their dead / Randall Kenan -- Life on the color line / Gregory Howard Williams -- Like one of the family / Alice Childress -- Linden Hills / Gloria Naylor -- Local history / Erica Hunt -- The lonely Londoners / Samuel Selvan -- The long dream / Richard Wright -- A long way gone / Ishmael Beah -- Lost in the city / Edward P. Jones -- Love / Toni Morrison -- Lucy / Jamaica Kincaid -- M.C. Higgins, the great / Virginia Hamilton -- Ma Rainey's black bottom / August Wilson
Volume 3: -- The magazine novels of Pauline Hopkins / Pauline Hopkins -- Maker of saints / Thulani Davis -- Mama / Terry McMillan -- Mama day / Gloria Naylor -- The man who cried I am / John A. Williams -- Manchild in the promised land / Claude Brown -- Marked by fire / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Maud Martha / Gwenolyn Brooks -- A measure of time / Rosa Gay -- Meridian / Alice Walker -- The messenger / Charles Wright -- Middle passage / Charles Johnson -- Minty Alley / C.L.R. James -- Miracle's boys / Jacqueline Woodson -- Monster / Walter Dean Myers -- Montgomery's children / Richard Perry -- Moses, man of the mountain / Zora Neal Hurston -- The motion of light in water / Samuel R. Delany -- Mumbo jumbo / Ishmael Reed -- My amputations / Clarence Major -- My brother / Jamaica Kincaid -- My life with Martin Luther King, Jr. / Coretta Scott King -- A narrative of some remarkable incidents in the life of Solomon Bayley, formerly a slave in the State of Delaware, North America -- Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass -- Narrative of the lord's wonderful dealings with John Marrant, a black -- Narrative of the uncommon sufferings, and surprizing deliverance of Briton Hammon, a negro man -- The narrows / Ann Petry -- Native guard / Natasha Trethewey -- Native son / Richard Wright -- Natives of my person / George Lamming -- The new negro / Alain Locke -- 1959 / Thulani Davis -- Notes of a native son / James Baldwin -- Once upon a time when we were colored / Clifton L. Taulbert -- One more river to cross / Keith Boykin -- Our nig / Harriet E. Wilson -- The outsider / Richard Wright -- Oxherding tale / Charles Johnson
Volume 4: -- Possessing the secret of joy / Alice Walker -- Praisesong for the widow / Paule Marshall -- The president's daughter / Barabara Chase-Riboud -- Purlie victorious / Ossie Davis -- Quicksand / Nella Larsen -- Race matters / Cornel West -- A raisin in the sun / Lorraine Hansberry -- A rat's mass / Adrienne Kennedy -- Reckless eyeballing / Ishmael Reed -- Reflex and bone structure / Clarence Major -- Right here, right now / Trey Ellis -- The river Niger / Joseph A. Walker -- The rivers of eros / Cyrus Colter -- RL's dream / Walter Mosley -- Roll of thunder, hear my cry / Mildred D. Taylor -- Roots / Alex Haley -- Runner Mack / Barry Beckham -- Running a thousand miles for freedom / William Craft and Ellen Craft -- Sally Hemings / Barbara Chase-Riboud -- The salt eaters / Toni Cade Bambara -- Sarah Phillips / Andrea Lee -- Scenes from a sistah / Lolita Files -- Season of adventure / George Lamming -- Seduction by light / Al Young -- Seraph on the Suwanee / Zora Neale Hurston -- Seven guitars / August Wilson -- The shadow bride / Roy A.K. Heath -- The sign in Sidney Brustein's window / Lorraine Hansberry -- The signifying monkey / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. -- Singing in the comeback choir / Bebe Moore Campbell -- Slavery and social death / Orlando Patterson -- Sleeping with the dictionary / Harryette Mullen -- A soldier's play / Charles Fuller -- Soledad brother / George Jackson -- Some people, some other place -- Some soul to keep / J. California Cooper -- Song of Solomon / Toni Morrison -- Soul clap hands and sing / Paule Marshall -- Soul on ice / Eldridge Cleaver -- The souls of black folk / W.E.B. Du Bois -- The speeches of Martin Luther King, Jr. -- The speeches of Malcolm X -- The spook who sat by the door / Sam Greenlee -- The sport of the gods / Paul Laurence Dunbar -- The spyglass tree / Albert Murray -- Squabble and other stories / John Holman -- Stars in my pocket like grains of sand / Samuel R. Delany -- The stories of Toni Cade Bambera -- -- The stories of Henry Dumas -- The stories of Langston Hughes -- The stories of James Alan McPherson -- The street / Anne Petry -- Suder / Percival Everett -- Sula / Toni Morrison -- Sweet whispers, Brother Rush / Virginia Hamilton -- The system of Dante's hell / Amiri Baraka -- The taking of Miss Janie / Ed Bullins -- Tar baby / Toni Morrison -- Technical difficulties / June Jordan -- Their eyes were watching god / Zora Neale Hurston -- There is tree more ancient than Eden / Leon Forrest -- The third life of Grange Copeland / Alice Walker -- This child's gonna live / Sarah E. Wright -- Those bones are not my child / Toni Cade Bambara -- Through the Ivory Gate / Rita Dove -- Topdog/Underdog / Suzan-Lori Parks -- Train whistle guitar / Albert Murray -- Trouble in mind / Alice Childress -- The truly disadvantaged / William Julius Wilson -- Two trains running / August Wilson -- Two wings to veil my face / Leon Forrest -- Up from slavery / Booker T. Washington -- The Venus Hottentot / Elizabeth Alexander -- A visitation of spirits / Randall Kenan -- Voices in the mirror / Gordon Parks, Sr., -- W.E.B. Du Bois / David Levering Lewis -- Waiting to exhale / Terry McMillan -- Walk me to the distance / Percival Everett -- Walkin' the dog / Walter Mosley -- The wind done gone / Alice Randall -- The wine of astonishment / Earl Lovelace -- The women of Brewster Place / Gloria Naylor -- Xenogenesis / Octavia E. Butler -- Yearning / Bell Hooks -- Yellow back radio broke-down / Ishmael Reed -- Your blues ain't like mine / Bebe Moore Campbell -- Zami: a new spelling of my name / Audre Lorde
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Summary Contains essays on individual titles by great novelists, playwrights, memoirists, historians, and critics as well as the bodies of work of major poets, short-story writers, essayists, and orators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 2017-2030) and indexes
Subject African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
American literature -- African American authors -- Stories, plots, etc.
Genre/Form Stories, plots, etc.
Plot summaries.
Form Electronic book
Author Williams, Tyrone.
ISBN 1587654385 (cloth)
1587654474 (electronic bk.)
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9781587654473 (electronic bk.)
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Other Titles African American literature
Masterplots 2
Masterplots two