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Biographical and bibliographical entries on some 400 black authors active in the 20th century. Some of the sketches are updated from Gale's Contemporary authors series; others were written especially for this volume. Covers not only contemporary American authors, but also earlier 20th century writers, social figures (e.g. Malcolm X, Desmond Tutu), and important African and Caribbean writers. In addition to the descriptive personal and career information, there are illuminating biographical/critical essays including comments, often by the authors themselves, on personal interests, aspirations, motivations, and thoughts on writing. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
African American motion picture producers and directors
Category: African American motion picture producers and directors
An unauthorized biography of the acclaimed filmmaker features behind-the-scenes information on the making of Malcolm X, candid photos, and a discussion of Lee's works, politics, childhood, media wars, family catastrophes, and more. Original.
From the Sugarhill Gang to Eminem, from block party MCs to West Coast gangsta rap, this book charts the hip hop's journey from the streets of the Bronx to becoming 21st century America's dominant musical force.
Celebrate the fiftieth anniversary of the most popular and enduring band ever: “Even the most hardcore Deadheads will be impressed by this obsessively complete look at the Grateful Dead’s lyrics” (Publishers Weekly). The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an authoritative text, providing standard versions of all the original songs you thought you knew forwards and backwards. These are some of the best-loved songs in the modern American songbook. They are hummed and spoken among thousands as counterculture code and recorded by musicians of all stripes for their inimitable singability and obscure accessibility. How do they do all this? To provide a context for this formidable body of work, of which his part is primary, Robert Hunter has written a foreword that goes to the heart of the matter. And the annotations on sources provide a gloss on the lyrics, which goes to the roots of Western culture as they are incorporated into them. An avid Grateful Dead concertgoer for more than two decades, David Dodd is a librarian who brings to the work a detective’s love of following a clue as far as it will take him. Including essays by Dead lyricists Robert Hunter and John Perry and Jim Carpenter’s original illustrations, whimsical elements in the lyrics are brought to light, showcasing the American legend that is present in so many songs. A gorgeous keepsake edition of the Dead’s official annotated lyrics, The Complete Annotated Grateful Dead Lyrics is an absolute must-have for the fiftieth anniversary—you won’t think of this cultural icon the same way again. In fact, founding band member Bob Weir said: “This book is great. Now I’ll never have to explain myself.”