Five Black writers

essays on Wright, Ellison, Baldwin, Hughes, and Le Roi Jones by Donald B. Gibson

Publisher: New York University Press in New York

Written in English
Published: Pages: 310 Downloads: 817
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  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism,
  • African American men -- Intellectual life,
  • African Americans in literature

Edition Notes

Bibliography: p. 303-310.

Statementedited with an introd. by Donald B. Gibson.
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 G5
The Physical Object
Paginationxxviii, 310 p.
Number of Pages310
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL5699504M
ISBN 10081470462X, 0814704905
LC Control Number70114760

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