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My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature

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In this vital and inspiring volume, John Edgar Wideman has brought together the first truly representative sampling of literature by African-American writers in the early centuries of our history. Reaching across periods, styles, and regional borders, Wideman has selected twelve works of genius–some of them celebrated literary icons, others neglected or forgotten masterpieces– and reprinted them in their entirety. The result is a book as thrilling in its passion as it is vast in scope.

Though these selections come from a range of genres (verse, memoir, historical, and personal narrative), they are all, fundamentally, stories of strength and survival. Frederick Douglasss frank narrative of escape from slavery and Paul Laurence Dunbars classic verse take their place beside lesser-known works like Nat Loves stirring account of life as a black cowboy, Ida B. Wellss haunting descriptions of lynchings, and the crisp, compelling adventures of Olaudah Equiano. Wideman prefaces each selection with an illuminating biographical essay.

The fruit of a lifetimes devotion to the best American writing, My Soul Has Grown Deep will stand as an enduring monument to the depth and beauty of African-American literature.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345455666
Subtitle:
Classics of Early African-American Literature
Editor:
Wideman, John Edgar
Editor:
Wideman, John Edgar
Author:
Wideman, John Edgar
Publisher:
One World/Ballantine
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African-American & Black
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
1.
Publication Date:
20021029
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
1280
Dimensions:
9.16x6.09x2.06 in. 3.40 lbs.

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