Critical Essays on James Weldon Johnson

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Kenneth M. Price, Lawrence J. Oliver
G.K. Hall, 1997 - Literary Criticism - 252 pages
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The full range of literary traditions comes to life in the Twayne Critical Essays Series. Volume editors have carefully selected critical essays that represent the full spectrum of controversies, trends and methodologies relating to each author's work. Essays include writings from the author's native country and abroad, with interpretations from the time they were writing, through the present day.

Each volume includes:

-- An introduction providing the reader with a lucid overview of criticism from its beginnings -- illuminating controversies, evaluating approaches and sorting out the schools of thought

-- The most influential reviews and the best reprinted scholarly essays

-- A section devoted exclusively to reviews and reactions by the subject's contemporaries

-- Original essays, new translations and revisions commissioned especially for the series

-- Previously unpublished materials such as interviews, lost letters and manuscript fragments

-- A bibliography of the subject's writings and interviews

-- A name and subject index

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About the author (1997)

Ed Folsom is Carver Professor of English at the University of Iowa. He is the editor of "The Walt Whitman Quarterly Review," co-director of the Walt Whitman Archive and the author or editor of five books on Whitman, including "Walt Whitman's Native Representations" (1994) and "Whitman East and West" (1992).

Kenneth M. Price is the Hillegass Professor of American Literature at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. He is the co-director of the Walt Whitman archive, editor of "Walt Whitman: The Contemporary Reviews," and author of "Whitman and Tradition: The Poet in his Century" (1990) and" To Walt Whitman, America" (2004).

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