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Author Gates, Henry Louis, Jr.
Title The Henry Louis Gates, Jr. reader / Henry Louis Gates, Jr. ; edited by Abby Wolf.
Published New York : BasicCivitas Books, c2012.
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 Floor4  PS153.N5 G273 2012    IN LIBRARY
Description xii, 644 p. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Pt.I Genealogies: Family matters (The New Yorker) -- My Yiddishe mama (The Wall Street Journal) -- Native sons of liberty (The New York Times Week in Review) -- In the kitchen (Colored People) -- Walk the last mile (Colored People) -- The last mill picnic (Colored People) -- In our lifetime (The Root). -- Pt.II Excavation: Introduction, Our nig; or, sketches from the life of a free black by Harriet E. Wilson -- Introduction, The bondswoman's narrative : a novel by Hannah Crafts -- In her own write, series introduction, The Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers -- Introduction, African American lives, with Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham -- Introduction to the first edition, Africana : the encyclopedia of the African and African American experience, second edition, with Kwame Anthony Appiah -- Prefatory notes on the African slave trade, In search of our roots. -- Pt.III Canons: The master's pieces : on canon formation and the African-American tradition, Loose canons -- Introduction, "Tell me, sir,...What is 'black' literature?," Loose canons -- Preface to the second edition, The Norton anthology of African American literature, with Nellie Y. McKay -- Canon confidential : a Sam Slade caper (The New York Times Book Review). -- Pt.IV "Race," writing, and reading: Being, the will, and the semantics of death : Wole Soyinka's Death and the king's horseman -- Introduction, Writing "race" and the difference it makes (Critical Inquiry) -- Preface, The image of the black in Western art, with David Bindman -- The signifying monkey and the language of signifyin(g): rhetorical difference and the orders of meaning (The signifying monkey) -- Reading "Race," writing, and difference (PMLA) -- Jean Toomer's conflicted racial identity, with Rudolph P. Byrd (The Chronicle of Higher Eduation). -- Pt.V Reading people: Both sides now : W.E.B. Du Bois (The New York Times) -- The prince who refused the kingdom : John Hope Franklin (Du Bois Review) -- King of cats : Albert Murray (The New Yorker) -- White like me : Anatole Broyard (The New Yorker) -- Bliss Broyard (In search of our roots) -- Elizabeth Alexander (Faces of America) -- Oprah Winfrey (In search of our roots). -- Pt.VI Reading places : Africa, to me (Wonders of the African world) -- Black London (The New Yorker) -- Harlem on our minds (Critical Inquiry) -- Introduction (Black in Latin America) -- Brazil : "May ExĂș give me the power of speech" (Black in Latin America). -- Pt.VII Culture and politics : 2 Live Crew, decoded (The New York Times) -- "Authenticity," or the lesson of Little Tree (The New York Times Book Review) -- The chitlin circuit (The New Yorker) -- Changing places (The New York Times) -- Forty acres and a gap in wealth (The New York Times) -- Ending the slavery blame-game (The New York Times) -- Is he a racist? : James Watson's errant, perilous theories (The Washington Post) -- Pt.VIII Interviews : An interview with Josephine Baker and James Baldwin (The Southern Review) -- The future of Africa : an interview with Wole Soyinka (The Root) -- A conversation with Condoleezza Rice : on leadership (Du Bois Review) -- A conversation with William Julius Wilson on the election of Barack Obama (Du Bois Review) -- A conversation with Isabel Wilkerson : on America's great migration (Du Bois Review).
Summary A scholarly primer by the intellectual and author Henry Louis Gates, Jr. collects three decades of his writings in a range of fields, in a volume that also offers insight into his achievements as a historian, theorist, and cultural critic.
Subject American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans in literature.
Literature and society -- United States.
Related Names Wolf, Abby.
ISBN 0465028314 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465028313 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9780465029242 (e-book)
0465029248 (e-book)
OCLC number 744287707