eBook Critical Companion To Maya Angelou : a literary reference to her life and work, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1438136102
  • ISBN-13: 9781438136103
  • DDC: 818.5409
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 430 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2011 | Published/Released February 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2011
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Overview

CRITICAL COMPANION TO Maya Angelou is a comprehensive and up-to-date resource for students interested in this prolific poet. Coverage includes: A concise but thorough biography of Angelou; entries on all of Angelou’s major works, including all six of her book-length autobiographies, her major poems and poetry collections, her major essays and essay collections, her children’s books, and more. Entries on the autobiographical works contain subentries on the main figures in the work. Also featured are entries on related people, places, and topics, such as Harlem, Michelle Obama, racism, San Francisco, and more.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
Acknowledgments.
1: Introduction.
2: Biography.
3: Maya Angelou (Marquerite Ann Johnson) (1928– ).
4: Works.
5: Autobiographies.
6: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1970).
7: Gather Together in My Name (1974).
8: Singin’ and Swingin’ and Gettin’ Merry Like Christmas (1976).
9: The Heart of a Woman (1981).
10: All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986).
11: A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002).
12: Essay Collections.
13: Wouldn’t Take Nothing for My Journey Now (1993).
14: Even the Stars Look Lonesome (1997).
15: Letter to My Daughter (2008).
16: Poetry.
17: Introduction to Maya Angelou’s Poetry.
18: Poetry Collections.
19: Selected Poems A to Z.
20: Children’s Books.
21: Major Essays.
22: Related People, Places, and Topics.
23: Abacus.
24: Abernathy, Ralph (1926–1990).
25: Abolition.
26: Adage.
27: Ajax.
28: Alger, Horatio (1832–1899).
29: Alley Oop.
30: Amazon.
31: Angelos, Enistasious “Tosh” (b. ca. 1930).
32: Aphorism.
33: Arabesque.
34: Autoethnography.
35: Bailey, Pearl (1918–1990).
36: Baldwin, James (1924–1987).
37: Bardot, Brigitte (1934– ).
38: Barrelhouse Blues.
39: Basie, Count (William James Basie) (1904–1984).
40: Baxter, Vivian (Vivian Baxter Johnson) (fl. 1930s).
41: Belafonte, Harry (Harold George Belafonte, Jr.) (1927– ).
42: Black Aesthetic Movement (Black Arts Movement).
43: Blackface.
44: Black Panther Party.
45: Blacks, The.
46: Blues, The.
47: Boers.
48: Brer Rabbit.
49: Brewer, John Mason (1896–1975).
50: Brown, John (1800–1859).
51: Brown V. Board of Education of Topeka, Kansas.
52: Bunche, Ralph (Ralph Johnson Bunche) (1903–1971).
53: Butler, Samuel (1835–1902).
54: Calloway, Cab (1907–1994).
55: Cambridge, Godfrey (Godfrey MacArthur Cambridge) (1933–1976).
56: “Camptown Races”.
57: Capote, Truman (1924–1984).
58: Carmichael, Stokely (Kwame Ture) (1941–1998).
59: Cheshire Cat’s Smile.
60: Chifforobe.
61: Cisco Kid.
62: Civil Rights Movement.
63: Cleaver, Eldridge (1935–1998).
64: Clinton, Bill (William Jefferson Clinton) (1945– ).
65: Colored Methodist Episcopal Church (C.M.E. Church).
66: “Colored Only”.
67: Congress of Racial Equality (CORE).
68: Cooking.
69: Coq Au Vin.
70: Cotton Bolls.
71: Cracker.
72: Cullen, Countee (LeRoy Porter) (1903–1946).
73: Cultural Association for Women of African Heritage (CAWAH).
74: Davis, Bette (1908–1989).
75: Davis, Ossie (Raiford Chatman Davis) (1917–2005).
76: Dee, Ruby (Ruby Ann Wallace) (1924– ).
77: Depression, The (Great Depression).
78: Diamond Lil.
79: Diaspora.
80: Diller, Phyllis (1917– ).
81: Dostoyevsky, Fyodor (Fyodor Mikhaylovich Dostoyevsky) (1821–1881).
82: Douglass, Frederick (Augustus Washington Bailey) (ca. 1817–1895).
83: DuBois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt DuBois) (1868–1963).
84: Du Feu, Paul.
85: Dunbar, Paul Laurence (1872–1906).
86: Eddy, Mary Baker (1821–1910).
87: Ellington, Duke (Edward Kennedy Ellington) (1899–1974).
88: Emerson, Ralph Waldo (1803–1882).
89: Ensenada, Mexico.
90: Equiano, Olaudah (Gustavus Vassa) (ca. 1745–1797).
91: Evers, Medgar (1925–1963).
92: Feelings, Tom (1933–2003).
93: Feiffer, Jules and Judy.
94: Fillmore District.
95: Flowers, Mrs. Bertha.
96: Folklore.
97: Folktale.
98: Francis, Kay (1905–1968).
99: French Seams.
100: Gabriel.
101: Garvey, Marcus (Marcus Mosiah Garvey, Jr.) (1887–1940).
102: Genet, Jean (1910–1986).
103: Gershwin, George (1898–1937).
104: Gibson, Althea (1927–2003).
105: Gillespie, Dizzy (John Birks Gillespie) (1917–1993).
106: Gladstone Bag.
107: Graham, Martha (1894–1991).
108: Griot.
109: Guy, Rosa (Rosa Cuthbert Guy) (1925– ).
110: Haley, Alex (1921–1992).
111: Hallmark Cards.
112: Hansberry, Lorraine (1930–1965).
113: Harlem.
114: Harlem Renaissance.
115: Harlem Writers Guild.
116: Harris, Joel Chandler (1845–1908).
117: High John the Conqueror.
118: "Holiday, Billie (Eleanora Fagan) (1915–1959).
119: House Committee on Un-American Activities (House Un-American Activities Committee [HUAC]).
120: Hughes, Langston (James Mercer Langston Hughes) (1902–1967).
121: Hurston, Zora Neale (1891–1960).
122: Integration.
123: "Jackson, Clidell"(Fl. 1940).
124: Jackson, Michael (Michael Joseph Jackson) (1958–2009).
125: Jazz.
126: Jim Crow.
127: John Henry.
128: Johnson, Bailey, Jr. (Ca. 1927– ).
129: Johnson, Bailey, Sr. (Unknown–1969).
130: Johnson, Clyde Bailey (Guy Johnson) (1944– ).
131: Johnson, James Weldon (1871–1938).
132: Johnson, Willie (Fl. 1930s).
133: Jones, James Earl (1931– ).
134: Jones, Quincy (1933– ).
135: Juneteenth.
136: Kerouac, Jack (Jean-Lebris De Kerouac) (1922–1969).
137: Killens, John (John Oliver Killens) (1916–1987).
138: King, Martin Luther, Jr. (1929–1968).
139: Kipling, Rudyard.
140: Kitt, Eartha (Eartha Mae Kitt) (1927–2008).
141: Ku Klux Klan.
142: Lake, Veronica (Constance Frances Marie Ockelmen) (1922–1972).
143: Latifah, Queen (Dana Elaine Owens) (1970– ).
144: Lincoln, Abbey (Anna Marie Wooldridge) (1930–2010).
145: Lincoln, Abraham (1809–1865).
146: London, Jack (John Griffith Chaney) (1876–1916).
147: Loomis, Robert (1926– ).
148: Los Angeles, California.
149: Louis, Joe (Joseph Louis Barrow) (1914–1981).
150: Lucullan Feast.
151: Make, Vusumzi (Vusumzi [Vus] Linda Make) (1931–2006).
152: Makeba, Miriam (Zenzile Miriam Makeba) (1932–2008).
153: Malcolm X (Malcolm Little) (1925–1965).
154: Mandela, Nelson (1918– ).
155: Marshall, Herbert (Herbert Brough Falcon Marshall) (1890–1966).
156: Marshall, Paule (Valenza Pauline Burke) (1929– ).
157: Maxim.
158: Mayfield, Julian (1928–1984).
159: Mcpherson, Dolly.
160: Medea.
161: Mendès-France, Pierre (1907–1982).
162: Mickey Mouse.
163: Million Man March.
164: Minstrel Tradition.
165: Mitford, Jessica (1917–1996).
166: Montgomery Ward & Company.
167: Mother Wit.
168: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP).
169: National Committee for Sane Nuclear Policy (SANE).
170: Nisei.
171: Nkrumah, Kwame (Osagyeto Kwame Nkrumah) (1909–1972).
172: Numbers Runners.
173: Oakland, California.
174: Obama, Michelle (Michelle LaVaughan Robinson Obama) (1964– ).
175: Orient Express.
176: Owens, Jesse (James Cleveland Owens) (1913–1980).
177: Pig Latin.
178: Play Pretties.
179: Poe, Edgar Allan (1809–1849).
180: Poitier, Sidney (1927– ).
181: Porgy and Bess.
182: Preachers.
183: Primus, Pearl (1919–1994).
184: Prosser, Gabriel (1775–1800).
185: Quotations.
186: Racism.
187: Rains, Claude (William Claude Rains) (1889–1967).
188: Ray, James Earl (1928–1998).
189: Reese, Della (Delloreese Patricia Early) (1931– ).
190: Richards, Beah (Beulah Richardson) (1920–2000).
191: Roach, Max (Maxwell Lemuel Roach) (1924–2007).
192: Robeson, Paul (Paul LeRoy Bustill Robeson) (1898–1976).
193: Rococo.
194: Romeo and Juliet.