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The Resource August Wilson : a literary companion, Mary Ellen Snodgrass

August Wilson : a literary companion, Mary Ellen Snodgrass

Label
August Wilson : a literary companion
Title
August Wilson
Title remainder
a literary companion
Statement of responsibility
Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Award-winning African-American playwright August Wilson has created a cultural chronicle of black America through such works as Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, and Two Trains Running. He forces readers and audiences to examine the despair generated by poverty and racism by exploring African-American heritage and experiences over the course of the twentieth century." "This literary companion provides the reader with a source of basic data and analysis of characters, dates, events, allusions, staging strategies, and themes from the work on one of America's finest playwrights. The text opens with an annotated chronology of Wilson's life and works, followed by his family tree. Each of the 166 encyclopedic entries that make up the body of the work combines insights from a variety of sources and includes suggestions for further reading. Appendices provide a timeline of events in Wilson's life and those of his characters, and a list of forty topics for projects, composition, and oral analysis."--BOOK JACKET
Member of
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Snodgrass, Mary Ellen
Dewey number
812/.54
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3573.I45677
LC item number
Z89 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • handbooks
Series statement
McFarland literary companion series
Series volume
1
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans in literature
  • Historical drama, American
  • Wilson, August
Label
August Wilson : a literary companion, Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) 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
Contents
Chronology of Wilson's life and works -- Wilson's genealogy -- August Wilson : a literary companion -- Appendix A: Time line of Hill District residents and events -- Appendix B: Writing and research topics -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
56024204
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780786419036
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780786419036
Label
August Wilson : a literary companion, Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 243-254) 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
Contents
Chronology of Wilson's life and works -- Wilson's genealogy -- August Wilson : a literary companion -- Appendix A: Time line of Hill District residents and events -- Appendix B: Writing and research topics -- Bibliography -- Index
Control code
56024204
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
ix, 266 pages
Isbn
9780786419036
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004009594
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
9780786419036

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