The journey back : issues in Black literature and criticism /

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Main Author: Baker, Houston A.
Format: Book
Language:English
Published:Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 1983, ©1980.
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Main Author:Baker, Houston A.
Summary:

"Professor Baker offers the richest analysis we have of black literature in its full cultural context. A superb literary critic, a sophisticated student of culture and society, Baker is himself a very talented writer, deeply engaged in the literary-cultural 'journey' he describes. The result is a major work of interdisciplinary scholarship and humanistic criticism which will remain for years to come an authoritative treatment of the subject. The Journey Back is a landmark not only in the study of black literature but in American studies in general. No one interested in our culture can afford to ignore it."--Sacvan Bercovitch, Columbia University

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Physical Description:xvii, 198 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:0226035352 (pbk.)
9780226035352 (pbk.)
0226035344
9780226035345
Author Notes:

Houston Baker is one of the most persistent voices in African American literary criticism, one that has helped to establish a tradition in black literature from slave narratives and spirituals to blues and modern African American writing. He is a frequent contributor to literary journals, author and editor of numerous books, and a leading mover in the diversification of American literature.

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