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Workings of the Spirit : The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing
     

Workings of the Spirit : The Poetics of Afro-American Women's Writing

by Houston A. Baker, Jr.
 

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Turning on inspired interpretations of Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Ntozake Shange, Workings of the Spirit weighs current critical approaches to black women's writing against Baker's own explanation of the founding, theoretical state of Afro-American intellectual history.

"Brilliant, and tenderly riveted to gratitude as an indispensable facet of

Overview

Turning on inspired interpretations of Zora Neale Hurston, Toni Morrison, and Ntozake Shange, Workings of the Spirit weighs current critical approaches to black women's writing against Baker's own explanation of the founding, theoretical state of Afro-American intellectual history.

"Brilliant, and tenderly riveted to gratitude as an indispensable facet of analysis, Houston Baker arrives, yet again, bearing the loveliest flowers of his devotion and delight: thank God he's here!"—June Jordan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780226035239
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
Publication date:
02/01/1993
Series:
Black Literature and Culture Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Houston A. Baker, Jr., is professor of English and the Albert M. Greenfield Professor of Human Relations at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also directs the Center for the Study of Black Literature and Culture.

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