The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African-American Writers and Critics, 1934–1960 an evening with Dr. Lawrence Jackson

Event date: 
Friday, February 4, 2011 - 12:30am to 2:00am

 Join us in welcoming Dr. Lawrence Jackson as he presents information from his important book, The Indignant Generation: A Narrative History of African-American Writers and Critics, 1934–1960,  which is the  first narrative history of the neglected but essential period
of African  American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the
Civil Rights Era.  The years between these two indispensable epochs saw
the communal rise of  Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison,
Lorraine Hansberry, James  Baldwin, and many other influential black
writers. While these individuals  have been duly celebrated, little
attention has been paid to the political  and artistic milieu in which
they produced their greatest works. With this  commanding study,
Lawrence Jackson recalls the lost history of a crucial  era. You won't want to miss this special evening with Jackson, who Cornel West calls "a first-rate historian."

Event address: 
1189 Euclid Ave NE
30307-1509 Atlanta
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$28.55
ISBN: 9780820329932
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Published: University of Georgia Press - October 2007

Author, intellectual, and social critic, Ralph Ellison (1914-94) was a pivotal figure in American literature and history and arguably the father of African American modernism. Universally acclaimed for his first novel, Invisible Man, a masterpiece of modern fiction, Ellison was recognized with a stunning succession of honors, including the 1953 National Book Award.


$46.20
ISBN: 9780691141350
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Published: Princeton University Press - November 28th, 2010

The "Indignant Generation" is the first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. The years between these two indispensable epochs saw the communal rise of Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry, James Baldwin, and many other influential black writers.