Afro-American Literature in the Twentieth Century: The Achievement of Intimacy
Michael Cooke examines the essential structure of Afro-American literature as it has developed in the twentieth-century, with special attention to works by Jean Toomer, Zora Neal Hurston, Richard Wright, Ralph Ellison, James Baldwin, Robert Hayden, and Alice Walker.
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