Black-eyed Susans/Midnight Birds: Stories by and about Black Women

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Mary Helen Washington
Anchor Books, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 398 pages
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This book combines in one volume two now classic short story collections. The editor has added a new introduction and prefatory material.

"Mary Helen Washington has had a greater impact upon the formation of the canon of Afro-American literature than has any other scholar." --The New York Times Book Review

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About the author (1990)

Mary Helen Washington is a critic, essayist, anthologist, and English professor at the University of Maryland. Previously she taught at the University of Massachusetts and was a Bunting Fellow at Harvard. She is the editor of numerous anthologies of black writing, including Black-Eyed Susans: Classic Stories by Black Women Writers; Midnight Birds: Stories of Contemporary Black Women Writers; Invented Lives: Narratives of Black Women; and Memory of Kin: Stories of Family by Black Writers.

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