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Tales (Paperback) (Imamu Amiri Baraka)

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Praise for Amiri Baraka:"Baraka's stories evoke a mood of revolutionary disorder, conjuring an alternative universe in which a dangerous African-American underground, or a dangerous literary underground still exists...Baraka is at his best as a lyrical prophet of despair who transfigures his contentious racial and political views into a transcendent, 'outtelligent' clarity."--New York Times Book Review (Editors' Choice) on Tales of the Out & the GoneThese sixteen artful and nuanced stories fall into two parts: the first nine concern themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white America. The last seven stories endeavor to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully felt negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man inblack America. Yet these tales are not social tracts, but absolutely masterful fiction--provocative, witty, and, at times, bitter and aggressive.

"Baraka's stories evoke a mood of revolutionary disorder, conjuring an alternative universe in which a dangerous African-American underground, or a dangerous literary underground?still exists . . . Baraka is at his best as a lyrical prophet of despair who transfigures his contentious racial and political views into a transcendent, 'outtelligent' clarity."?The New York Times Book Review, Editors' Choice

These artful and nuanced stories fall into two parts: the first nine concern themselves with the sensibility of a hip, perceptive young black man in white America. The last seven stories endeavor to place that same man within the context of his awareness of and participation in a rapidly emerging and powerfully felt Negritude. They deal, it might be said, with the black man inblack America.

Number of Pages: 155
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Series Title: AkashiClassics: Renegade Reprint
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales & Dist
Author: Imamu Amiri Baraka
Language: English
Street Date: February 16, 2016
TCIN: 46758826
UPC: 9781617753954
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-6406
$10.84
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