Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best (American Century Series) by John Henrik Clarke

Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best (American Century Series) Author: John Henrik Clarke
eBook Title: Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best (American Century Series)
ISBN10: 0374523541
ISBN13: 978-0374523541
Language: English
Publisher: Hill and Wang; Revised, Expanded, Subsequent edition (January 1, 1993)
Category: Literature & Fiction
Subcategory: Short Stories & Anthologies
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The success of John Henrik Clarke's American Negro Short Stories, first published in 1966, affirmed the vitality and importance of black fiction. Now this expanded edition of that best-selling book, with a new title, offers the reader thirty-one stories included in the original―from Charles W. Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar in the late nineteenth century to the rich and productive work of the Harlem Renaissance: writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright; the World War II accomplishments of Chester Himes, Frank Yerby, and many others; and the later fiction of James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka). Seven additional contributions round out a century of great stories with the work of Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Eugenia Collier, Jennifer Jordan, James Allan McPherson, Rosemarie Robotham, and Alice Walker. Dr. Clarke has included a new introduction to this 1993 edition, and a short biography of each contributor.

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