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The Critical Response in Japan to African American Writers

by Toru Kiuchi (Volume editor) Robert J. Butler (Volume editor) Yoshinobu Hakutani (Volume editor)
Monographs 327 Pages
Series: Modern American Literature, Volume 30

Summary

This annotated bibliography lists all the journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on African American writers published in Japan between 1927 and 1993. The introduction provides an overview of the critical reception of African American literature in Japan from the 1927 monograph on Booker T. Washington to a special session («Today’s African American Women Writers») at the 64th annual meeting of the English Literary Association of Japan in 1992. Also included is a list of Japanese translations of works by African American writers including such genres as novel, short story, poetry, essay, memoir, biography, and autobiography.

Details

Pages
327
ISBN (Hardcover)
9780820455372
Language
English
Published
New York, Bern, Berlin, Bruxelles, Frankfurt/M., Oxford, Wien, 2003. 328 pp.

Biographical notes

Toru Kiuchi (Volume editor) Robert J. Butler (Volume editor) Yoshinobu Hakutani (Volume editor)

The Editors: Toru Kiuchi, Associate Professor of English at Nihon University in Japan, is the editor of A Bibliography of African American Literature, the Japanese version of this bibliography. Robert J. Butler, Professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York, is the author of Native Son: The Emergence of a New Black Hero and Contemporary African American Fiction: The Open Journey. He is also the editor of The Critical Response to Richard Wright. Yoshinobu Hakutani, Professor of English at Kent State University in Ohio, is the author or editor of many books, including Richard Wright and Racial Discourse; Critical Essays on Richard Wright; Haiku: This Other World by Richard Wright; and The City in African-American Literature.

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