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In this minutely detailed, comprehensive chronology, authors Kiuchi and Hakutani document the life in letters of the greatest African American writer of the twentieth century. The author of Black Boy and Native Son, among other works, Wright wrote unflinchingly about the black experience in the United States, where his books still influence discussions of race…

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Shu-mei Shih’s study is the first book in English to offer a comprehensive account of Chinese literary modernism from Republican China. In The Lure of the Modern, Shih argues for the contextualization of Chinese modernism in the semicolonial cultural and political formation of the time. Engaging critically with theories of modernism, postcoloniality, and global and…

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“My father’s life represented many layers of the human experience—freedman and Native American, farmer and rancher, rural educator and urban professional.”—John Hope Franklin Buck Colbert Franklin (1879–1960) led an extraordinary life; from his youth in what was then the Indian Territory to his practice of law in twentieth-century Tulsa, he was an observant witness to…

Download Richard Wright, A Documented Chronology, 1908-1960 Free Book

“Part One covers Wright’s life through the year 1946, the period in which he published his best-known work. Part Two covers the final two decades of his life, a prolific period that saw him publish travel writing, novels, and four works of nonfiction. Each part begins with a historical and critical introduction”–

Download Science-fiction, The Gernsback Years : a Complete Coverage of the Genre Magazines … from 1926 Through 1936 Free Book

Complementing Science-Fiction: The Early Years, which surveys Science Fiction books from its beginnings through to 1930, this volume covers all science-fiction printed in the genre magazines – Amazing, Astounding and Wonder, along with offshoots and minor magazines – from 1926 through 1936.

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Un lúcido ensayo sobre la representación documental e iconográfica del dolor. Veinticinco años después de Sobre la fotografía, Susan Sontag regresó al estudio de la representación visual de la guerra y la violencia. ¿Cómo nos afecta el espectáculo del sufrimiento ajeno? ¿Nos hemos acostumbrado a la crueldad? Para ello, la autora examina la serie de…

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Covering over 10,000 idioms and collocations characterized by similarity in their wording or metaphorical idea which do not show corresponding similarity in their meanings, this dictionary presents a unique cross-section of the English language. Though it is designed specifically to assist readers in avoiding the use of inappropriate or erroneous phrases, the book can also…

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In the course of the 20th century there was a growing discrepancy between literary dramatics and the modern stage which led to serious dislocations. Nowadays we are faced with a multiplicity of theatrical texts which can no longer be described using the categories of a poetology of drama – including its epic extensions, nor can…