Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best

Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best

by John Henrik Clarke (Editor)

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Black American Short Stories: A Century of the Best by John Henrik Clarke

The success of John Henrik Clarke's American Negro Short Stories, first published in 1966, affirmed the vitality and importance of black fiction. Now this expanded edition of that best-selling book, with a new title, offers the reader thirty-one stories included in the original—from Charles W. Chesnutt and Paul Laurence Dunbar in the late nineteenth century to the rich and productive work of the Harlem Renaissance: writers like Zora Neale Hurston, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright; the World War II accomplishments of Chester Himes, Frank Yerby, and many others; and the later fiction of James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and LeRoi Jones (Imamu Amiri Baraka). Seven additional contributions round out a century of great stories with the work of Maya Angelou, Toni Cade Bambara, Eugenia Collier, Jennifer Jordan, James Allan McPherson, Rosemarie Robotham, and Alice Walker. Dr. Clarke has included a new introduction to this 1993 edition, and a short biography of each contributor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780374523541
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Publication date: 01/28/1993
Series: American Century Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 1,221,811
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 1.40(d)

About the Author

John Henrik Clarke was born in 1915 in Union Springs, Alabama, and was brought up in Columbus, Georgia. Editor, lecturer, writer, and teacher, Dr. Clarke lived in New York City from 1933 until his death in 1998.

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