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Gayle, Addison Jr 1932-1991

Overview
Works: 24 works in 122 publications in 3 languages and 7,135 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Poetry  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Sources  History  Novels 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Author of introduction
Classifications: PS3545.R815, B
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Richard Wright : ordeal of a native son by Addison Gayle( Book )

18 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life story of a major Black American writer, based on access to FBI, CIA, and State Department files, highlights Wright's poor Southern boyhood, his early allegiance to the Communist party, and its consequences
The Black aesthetic by Addison Gayle( Book )

23 editions published between 1971 and 1972 in English and held by 1,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The way of the new world; the Black novel in America by Addison Gayle( Book )

13 editions published between 1975 and 1976 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a panoramic critical study of more than a century of black literature, focusing on the novel to develop new ideas and literary criticism, aesthetics, and the role of the artist in society. The duel roles of the writer--as "combatant" against an oppressive society, and as creator of artifact, a familiar subject in the literature of criticism, is given new treatment here. Arguing persuasively against what he sees as the false dichotomy between "sociology" and "pure literature," Addison Gayle, Jr., takes the novel as his model in his discussion. All literature, but most particularly the novel, is the product of the writer's creative imagination, enhanced and filled out by political, social,and historical factors in his experience. Therefore, the presence of sociological statements is not merely legitimate in the novel but integral to it. Gayle takes the reader through more than a century of literature, offering highly controversial analysis of the works of both black and white writers, including James Baldwin, John A. Williams, Chester Himes, Normal Mailer, and William Styron
Black expression; essays by and about black Americans in the creative arts by Addison Gayle( Book )

9 editions published between 1969 and 1970 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Black situation by Addison Gayle( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1972 in English and held by 619 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bondage, freedom, and beyond; the prose of Black Americans by Addison Gayle( Book )

9 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oak and ivy; a biography of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Addison Gayle( Book )

5 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claude McKay : the Black poet at war by Addison Gayle( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and French and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The politics of revolution by Addison Gayle( Book )

3 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forerunners : Black poets in America( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kokujin no bigaku( Book )

2 editions published in 1973 in Japanese and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Addison Gayle Jr. reader by Addison Gayle( Book )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This reader collects sixty of the personal essays, critical articles, and other seminal works of Addison Gayle Jr., one of the most influential figures in African American literary criticism and a key pioneer in the Black Arts/Black Aesthetic Movement. The volume contains selective essays that represent the range of Gayle's writing on such subjects as relationships between father and son, cultural nationalism, racism, black aesthetics, black criticism, and black literature. The collection, the first of its kind, includes definitive essays such as "Blueprint for Black Criticism," "The Harlem Renaissance: Toward a Black Aesthetic," and "Cultural Strangulation: Black Literature and the White Aesthetics."
Youngblood by John Oliver Killens( Book )

2 editions published between 1982 and 1989 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Centering on the Youngblood family of Crossroads, Georgia, this story, set in the early part of the 20th century, includes "Joe Youngblood, a tragic figure of heroic physical strength; Laurie Lee, his beautiful and strong-willed wife; Richard Myles, a young high school teacher from New York; and Robby; the Youngbloods' son, who takes the large risk of becoming involved in the labor movement."--Cover of pbk. ed
Claude M[a]cKay by Addison Gayle( Book )

1 edition published in 1972 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

The way of the world : the Black novel in America by Addison Gayle( Book )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Introduction by Addison Gayle( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Poetry in the round presents : Addison Gayle by Addison Gayle( Visual )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Cultural strangulation : black literature and the white aesthetic by Addison Gayle( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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The forerunners : Black poets in America
Alternative Names
Gayle, Addison 1932-

Gayle, Addison Jr

ゲイル・Jr. , アディソン

Languages
English (116)

Japanese (2)

French (1)

Covers
The Addison Gayle Jr. readerContemporary Black biography. profiles from the international Black community