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Conversations with Amiri Baraka (Literary Conversations)

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This collection of interviews with Amiri Baraka, the former LeRoi Jones and a key figure in the worldwide black liberation movement, provides an extraordinary insight not only into African American literature but also into the turmoil and passions of the "black experience" during the second half of the twentieth century.

As they offer an understanding of the political turbulence of his times, these interviews provide special insights into Baraka's works, his anger, and his career. Not only does Baraka criticize and explain his most celebrated works, but also his comments supply a rich context for understanding the African American experience.

Throughout these candid conversations Baraka maintains his belief in the firm alliance of art and social criticism. "To me, social commentary and art cannot be divorced. Art and life are the same: art comes out of life, art is a reflection of life, art is life."

Here is a collection that contains nearly all of the major interviews this poet, playwright, fiction writer, essayist, and social activist has given in his long and controversial career. Four of them have not been previously published. Included here are interviews conducted by Maya Angelou, Austen Clarke, and David Frost, as well as a new interview Baraka granted the editor of this volume.

Synopsis:

Collections of interviews with notable modern writers

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878056873
Editor:
Reilly, Charlie
Author:
Baraka, Imamu Amiri
Editor:
Reilly, Charlie
Author:
Reilly, Charlie
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson :
Subject:
General
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Afro-american authors
Subject:
Authors, American
Subject:
Political activists
Subject:
Social reformers
Subject:
Baraka, imamu amiri, 1934-
Subject:
Baraka, Imamu Amiri
Subject:
Afro-American women political activists -- Interviews.
Subject:
Afro-American women political activists
Subject:
African American authors
Subject:
African American women political activists
Subject:
Authors, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Literature (General)
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Literary conversations series
Series Volume:
vol. 1429
Publication Date:
19940531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
292
Dimensions:
9.03x6.12x.88 in. 1.05 lbs.

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