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My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African-American Literature
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher One World
Publication date November 1, 2002
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780345455666
ISBN-10 0345455665
Dimensions 2 by 6.25 by 9.25 in.
Weight 3.40 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $18.95
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B. Wells, and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Reprint. (view table of contents)
Amazon.com description: Product Description: In this vital and inspiring volume, John Edgar Wideman has brought together the first truly representative sampling of literature by African-American writers in the early centuries of our history. Reaching across periods, styles, and regional borders, Wideman has selected twelve works of genius–some of them celebrated literary icons, others neglected or forgotten masterpieces– and reprinted them in their entirety. The result is a book as thrilling in its passion as it is vast in scope.

Though these selections come from a range of genres (verse, memoir, historical, and personal narrative), they are all, fundamentally, stories of strength and survival. Frederick Douglass’s frank narrative of escape from slavery and Paul Laurence Dunbar’s classic verse take their place beside lesser-known works like Nat Love’s stirring account of life as a black cowboy, Ida B. Wells’s haunting descriptions of lynchings, and the crisp, compelling adventures of Olaudah Equiano. Wideman prefaces each selection with an illuminating biographical essay.

The fruit of a lifetime’s devotion to the best American writing, My Soul Has Grown Deep will stand as an enduring monument to the depth and beauty of African-American literature.

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Hardcover
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from Running Pr Book Pub (September 1, 2001); titled "My Soul Has Grown Deep: Classics of Early African American Literature"
9780762410354 | details & prices | 1270 pages | 6.50 × 9.00 × 2.50 in. | 3.70 lbs | List price $29.95
About: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.
Paperback
Book cover for 9780345455666
 
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Reprint edition from One World (November 1, 2002)
9780345455666 | details & prices | 6.25 × 9.25 × 2.00 in. | 3.40 lbs | List price $18.95
About: Contains brief biographical sketches and well-known and obscure works by African-American authors from the late 1700s to the early 1900s, including Phillis Wheatley, Olaudah Equiano, Ida B.

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