A comprehensive and up-to-date resource for students interested in this prolific poet. Coverage includes:.-A concise but thorough biography of Angelou.-Entries on all of Angelou's major works, including all six of her book-length autobiographies, her major poems and poetry collections, her major essays and essay collections, her children's books, and more. Entries on the autobiographical works contain subentries on the main figures in the work.-Entries on related people, places, and topics, such as Harlem, Michelle Obama, racism, San Francisco, and more.
Maya Angelou's unforgettable autobiography, nominated for the National Book Award in 1969, recounts her struggle as a young black woman to overcome obstacles and realize her dreams. The new full-length essays in this title provide a comprehensive critical overview of this modern classic. This study guide also features an introduction by master scholar Harold Bloom, notes on the contributing writers, a chronology, a bibliography, and an index for easy reference.
This new collection of concise critical excerpts abou tMaya Angelou's unforgettable autobiography features an introduction from master critic Harold Bloom, an annotated biography of Angelou's myriad works, and an index.
This volume examines contemporary African-American poets from the well-known writers of the late 20th century to the newly established and emerging voices of today. Full-length critical essays discuss the development and influence of such seminal figures as Maya Angelou, Lucille Clifton, Rita Dove, Nikki Giovanni, Michael S. Harper, Yusef Komunyakaa, and Carl Phillips.