Some 230 writers are included, and for each the compiler has provided, in addition to a publication history, a brief summary of educational background, occupation, and hors and awards obtained. The most important feature of any work of this kind is the careful selection of those names to be included. Foster has chosen well...Inclusion of lesser-kwn authors makes this volume useful. Choice This new biobibliographical guide identifies kwn and little kwn Southern black writers to 1953, many of whom have received scant critical attention over the years. A large number of the works of early Southern black creative writers did t reach a wide audience because they were privately printed or simply t considered worthy of te. Yet their contributions form an important part of the Southern literary heritage. Each of these writers is summarized in a brief biographical sketch that includes place of residence in the South, vocation/occupation, and identification by genre, as well as a listing of creative writings and publications in which they originally appeared. An insightful introduction perspective.
M. MARIE BOOTH FOSTER is Assistant Professor of Languages and Literature at Florida A&M University.
M. Marie Booth Foster
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Encyclopedias & General Reference
Bibliographies & Indexes in Afro-American & African Studies