Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Poet, dramatist, essayist, fiction writer and political activist, Amiri Baraka is considered by many to be the most influential and preeminent African-American literary figures of our time. Transbluesency reveals a writer shaping a body of poetry that is as well a body of knowledge--a passionate reflection upon the cultural, political, and aesthetic questions of his time. Buchnummer des Verkäufers
Inhaltsangabe: The first collection of selected poetry from perhaps the preeminent African American literary figure of our time. Baraka almost single-handedly changed both the nature and the form of post-World War II African-American literature, and this volume is an important contribution to Modernist literature.
From Publishers Weekly:
The poems selected here span from Baraka's first collection, Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note (1961), to the long poem Wise, Why's, Y'z, published earlier this year. The best work here has been culled from his second and third books, The Dead Lecturer (1964) and Black Magic (1969). Despite coming out of distinct phases in Baraka's life (the former when he was a book Beat, by the latter he'd become black nationalist), these works combine the personal and political in highly charged ways. When Baraka writes of "the roaring harmonies of need" or of "stumbling over our souls in the dark, for the sake of unnatural advantage," he succeeds as both an activist and a poet. However, as revolutionary politics increasingly intrude, Baraka seems largely to abandon the craft of poetry for the the broader strokes of diatribe and rant ("dont tell me shit about the tradition of slavemasters/ & henry james... "). However disappointing much of this later work may be, it is readily argued that Baraka's influential work prefigured rap and the current vogue of spoken-word performances and poetry slams. This collection provides a useful overview of his work.
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Buchbeschreibung Marsilio Publishers, New York, 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: Fine. inscribed and signed by Amiri Baraka on first page. 271 pages. Size: 6 1/8 x 8 3/8 ". Inscibed By Author. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 83217
Buchbeschreibung Marsilio Publishers, 1995. Paperback. Buchzustand: Very Good. Paperback, slight rubbing & edgewear, slight age toning to edges of leaves, internally clean, no ownership marks .; 1961-1995; 9.12 X 5.96 X 0.75 inches; 271 pages. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 27062