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Amiri Baraka: The Politics and Art of a Black Intellectual

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August 2001

Beschreibung

Beschreibung

Amiri Baraka, formerly LeRoi Jones, became known as one of the most militant, anti-white black nationalists of the 1960s Black Power movement. In this study, the author takes us from his early immersion in the New York scene through the most dynamic period in the life of this controversial figure.

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Jerry G. Watts is Associate Professor of American Studies and Political Science at Trinity College, Hartford, Connecticut. Author of Heroism and the Black Intellectual: Ralph Ellison, Politics, and Afro-American Intellectual Life, his articles have appeared in The Village Voice, The Nation, Dissent, and New Politics, among many others.

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"Detail by detail, stage by stage, he pulls the revolutionary suit off Jones with superb analysis and high style...This book should be read by students of black studies across this nation." -- New York Daily News "Watts applies scalpel-like precision to his pursuit of the intellectual journey of Baraka (Leroi Jones), from his beat period in the 1950s through his black nationalist and Marxist positions of the mid-1980s." --Booklist
EAN: 9780814793732
ISBN: 0814793738
Untertitel: Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: NEW YORK UNIV PR
Erscheinungsdatum: August 2001
Seitenanzahl: 577 Seiten
Format: gebunden
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