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Ervin, Hazel Arnett

Works: 7 works in 46 publications in 1 language and 2,966 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Encyclopedias  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: PS3531.E933, 813.54
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Hazel Arnett Ervin
The handbook of African American literature by Hazel Arnett Ervin( Book )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2011 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the first comprehensive resource devoted to the analysis, interpretation, history, and appreciation of African American literature. It will be indispensable to students, scholars, and libraries at all levels." "The handbook features an A to Z compilation of 415 literary terms, ages, movements, periods, and cultural sources, all cross-referenced. Terms include techniques, genres, themes, forms, well-known phrases, modes of discourse, theoretical concepts, and diction from music and linguistics. Definitions provide substantive discussion and cite specific examples from the works of major critics and major and minor writers from the 1700s to the present. Up-to-date and relevant, the guide includes information from the colonial and reconstruction periods to the postmodern era and from cultural sources ranging from folk legends to hip-hop music." "Eight full-length essays, which serve as introductions to important aspects of literary theory and criticism, cover major terms--ambiguity, memory, signification, repetition, collective unconscious, representation, influence, and literary history. In addition to discussions of the Harlem Renaissance and the Black Arts Movement, the book describes the Chicago Renaissance of the 1930s to 1950s, the New Renaissance of the 1950s, and the new black aesthetics of the 1980s. Another feature of the book is a literary timeline, divided into sections for African, African American, and Anglophone Caribbean literature that illustrates what was written during the same years in different parts of the world. The book also lists awards and honors given to African American authors. Long overdue, Hazel Arnett Ervin's handbook fills a void in literary arts and letters, a tribute to the rich vernacular tradition that has evolved from African American oral and written expression."--Jacket
Ann Petry's short fiction : critical essays( Book )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 353 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ann Petry : a bio-bibliography by Hazel Arnett Ervin( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The critical response to Ann Petry( Book )

4 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subversion of cultural ideology in Ann Petry's The street and Country place by Hazel Arnett Ervin( )

7 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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The handbook of African American literature
Alternative Names
Ervin, Hazel A.

English (34)

Ann Petry's short fiction : critical essaysThe critical response to Ann Petry