Why I left America, and other essays

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University Press of Mississippi, 1993 - Art - 113 pages
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American artist in exile. One theme that persists in these writings and his cartoons is his intolerance of racism. Hence, as an artist, he has found it impossible not to be political. "Although I believe that 'art for art's sake' has its merits," he says, "I personally feel that my art must be involved, and the most profound involvement must be with the Black liberation struggle." One essay, from Ebony magazine, fuels speculation about the mysterious circumstances in the.

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Cartoonist, expatriate, and close friend of Richard Wright, Harrington is probably best known as the creator of "Bootsie,'' a comic-strip character that graced the pages of the Amsterdam News and ... Read full review


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M. THOMAS INGE is the Robert Emory Blackwell Professor of English and Humanities at Randolph-Macon College in Ashland, Virginia, where he teaches courses in American culture, film, humor, animation, and literature. He was the editor of the first two editions of the Handbook of American Popular Culture (Greenwood Press). More recent publications include Comics as 2~lture, William Faulkner: The Contemporary Reviews, Conversations with William Faulkner, and Charles M. Schulz: Conversations. His essays have appeared in such publications as PMLA, American Literature, Faulkner Journal, Studies in American Humor, and World Literature Review.

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