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The Resource Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual, Jerry Gafio Watts

Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual, Jerry Gafio Watts

Label
Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual
Title
Amiri Baraka
Title remainder
the politics and art of a Black intellectual
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Gafio Watts
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In this study, the first to interweave Baraka's art and political activities, Jerry Watts takes us from his early immersion in the New York scene through the most dynamic period in the life and work of this controversial figure. Watts situates Baraka within the various worlds through which he traveled, including Beat Bohemia, Marxist-Leninism, and Black Nationalism. In the process, he convincingly demonstrates how the twenty-five years between Baraka's emergence in 1960 and his continued influence in the mid-1980s can also be read as a general commentary on the condition of black intellectuals during the same time. Continually using Baraka as the focal point for a broader analysis, Watts illustrates the link between Baraka's life and the lives of other black writers trying to realize their artistic ambitions, and contrasts him with other key political intellectuals of the time. In a chapter sure to prove controversial, Watts links Baraka's famous misogyny to an attempt to bury his own homosexual past."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Watts, Jerry Gafio
Dewey number
818/.5409
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3552.A583
LC item number
Z93 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Baraka, Amiri
  • Politics and literature
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
  • Blacks
  • African Americans in literature
  • Blacks
  • Blacks in literature
Label
Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual, Jerry Gafio Watts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46678205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 577 pages
Isbn
9780814793732
Lccn
2001002006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Amiri Baraka : the politics and art of a Black intellectual, Jerry Gafio Watts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 553-570) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
46678205
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 577 pages
Isbn
9780814793732
Lccn
2001002006
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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