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The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka reader

by Amiri Baraka ; edited by William J. Harris in collaboration with Amiri Baraka.
  • New York : Thunder's Mouth Press : Distributed in the USA by Publishers Group West, ©2000.
  • [2nd ed.]
  • xxxiii, 586 pages ; 21 cm.
Subjects
Summary
  • "Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is perhaps the preeminent African-American literary figure of our time. Yet, until now, it has been impossible to find the full range of his work represented in one volume." "The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader provides the most comprehensive selection of Baraka's work to date, spanning more than thirty years of a brilliant, prolific, and controversial career in which he has produced numerous books of poetry, plays, collections of essays and speeches, and books of fiction. This essential anthology and expanded edition also contains new and unpublished work - including essays on Malcolm X, Mumia Abu Jamal, Sarah Vaughn, and Max Roach - as well as an up-to-date chronology and bibliography."--BOOK JACKET.
Contents
  • Preface to the Reader / Amiri Baraka
  • Introduction / William J. Harris
  • Beat Period (1957-1962)
  • Preface to a Twenty Volume Suicide Note
  • Hymn for Lanie Poo
  • In Memory of Radio
  • Look for You Yesterday, Here You Come Today
  • Notes for a Speech
  • How You Sound??
  • Transitional Period (1963-1965)
  • African Slaves/American Slaves: Their Music
  • Swing - From Verb to Noun
  • contract. (for the destruction and rebuilding of Paterson
  • Agony. As Now
  • Poem for Willie Best
  • Short Speech to my Friends
  • politics of rich painters
  • Rhythm & Blues
  • Crow Jane
  • For Crow Jane/Mama Death
  • Crow Jane's Manner
  • Crow Jane In High Society
  • Crow Jane The Crook
  • dead lady canonized
  • I Substitute for the Dead Lecturer
  • Black Dada Nihilismus
  • Political Poem
  • Liar
  • Heretics
  • Black Nationalist Period (1965-1974)
  • Cuba Libre
  • Legacy of Malcolm X, and the Coming of the Black Nation
  • State/meant
  • Screamers
  • Words
  • Jazz and the White Critic
  • Changing Same (R&B and New Black Music)
  • Poem Some People will have to Understand
  • Citizen Cain
  • Letter to E. Franklin Frazier
  • Leadbelly Gives an Autograph
  • Numbers, Letters
  • Western Front
  • T. T. Jackson sings
  • Return of the Native
  • Poem for Black Hearts
  • SOS
  • Black Art
  • Poem for HalfWhite College Students
  • W. W.
  • Ka 'Ba
  • World Is Full of Remarkable Things
  • Ieroy
  • Black People!
  • Great Goodness of Life (1966)
  • It's Nation Time
  • Third World Marxist Period (1974-)
  • When We'll Worship Jesus
  • New Reality Is Better Than a New Movie!
  • Dictatorship of the Proletariat
  • Das Kapital
  • Poem for Deep Thinkers
  • Pres Spoke in a Language
  • Dope
  • Am/Trak
  • Revolutionary Tradition in Afro-American Literature
  • Aime Cesaire
  • Ngugi wa Thiongo
  • Error Farce
  • Black Arts (Harlem, Politics, Search for a New Life)
  • Primitive World: An Anti-Nuclear Jazz Musical (play, 1983)
  • Wise 1
  • Wise 2
  • Wise 3
  • Wise 4
  • Wise 5
  • Wise 6
  • Wise 7
  • Wise 8
  • Wise 9
  • Wise 10
  • Rough Hand Dreamers (Wise 11)
  • farmer come to the city (Wise 12)
  • Wise 13
  • Black Arts Movement (essay, 1994)
  • Malcolm As Ideology (1995)
  • Robert Williams: An Introduction (unpublished)
  • Sweet Lorraine (essay, unpublished, performed as a tribute to Lorraine Hansberry, 1996)
  • Portrait of the Lion: Willie "The Lion" Smith, A Script for the New-Arkestra (musical drama, performed 1997-1998 at NJPAC & NYU)
  • Black Reconstruction: Du Bois and the U.S. Struggle for Democracy and Socialism (1998)
  • Allah Mean Everything! Pt One (poem, unpublished 1998)
  • Margaret Walker (essay, 1999)
  • Understanding Readiness (1999)
  • Sassy Was Definitely Not the Avon Lady (narrative, performed at Sassy Tribute, March 1999 NJPAC, published in Digging, 1999)
  • Mumia, "Lynch Law" and Imperialism (1999)
  • Great Max Roach (1999)
  • My Man Came by the Crib the Other Day ... (short story, 1999).
Other information
  • Includes bibliographical references (p. 583-586).
ISBN
  • 1560252383
Identifying numbers
  • LCCN: 99032364
  • OCLC: 41380607