African American Literary Theory: A Reader.African American African American Multiculture A person having origins in any of the black racial groups of Africa. See Race. Literary Theory: A Reader edited by Winston Napier New York University Press New York University Press (or NYU Press), founded in 1916, is a university press that is part of New York University. External link
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Even for the enthusiastic reader, literary theory may represent a vacuum of over-intellectualism that promises to suck all the enjoyment out of curling curling, winter sport, similar in principle to bowls and quoits (see horseshoe pitching), played on an ice court by teams of four. Each player hurls a squat, circular stone—weighing 38 lb (17. up with a good book. Though it can sometimes be hard to understand for its abundance of fifty-cent words, worthwhile literary criticism really just boils down to asking tough questions about literature. With that as a base, Napier offers a collection of some of the most significant and interesting ideas written about African American letters.
Composed of 51 expert essays from the 1920s through 1999, Napier's book testifies to the impressive history and scope of African American literature African American literature is the body of literature produced in the United States by writers of African descent. The genre traces its origins to the works of such late 18th century writers as Phillis Wheatley and Olaudah Equiano, reached early high points with slave narratives . With the longest essay rounding out at just 23 pages, the Reader is as easy to get into as it is comprehensive. Further, Napier wisely chooses to organize his collection in chronological order, subsequently creating a narrative that helps the reader recognize and appreciate debates which kept discussions alive for nearly a century, Though the anthology leaves out potentially helpful background information about the texts themselves, an informative introduction, extensive index, and list of "suggested reading" offer more than enough direction for anyone interested in doing further research.
Substantial, accessible and at 730 pages as thorough as you're going to get, African American Literary Theory is a valuable primer for any fan of black literature who wants to go one step further. It is a useful guide to the central works and criticism that have helped shape our tradition and literature at large.
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