The Resource Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014), Linda Wagner-Martin

Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014), Linda Wagner-Martin

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Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014)
Title
Maya Angelou
Title remainder
adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014)
Statement of responsibility
Linda Wagner-Martin
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"A comprehensive biographical and critical reading of the works of American poet and memoirist Maya Angelou (1928-2014). Linda Wagner-Martin covers all six of Angelou's autobiographies, as well as her essay and poetry collections, while also exploring Angelou's life as an African American in the United States, her career as stage and film performer, her thoughtful participation in the Civil Rights actions of the 1960s, and her travels abroad in Egypt, Africa, and Europe. In her discussion of Angelou's methods of writing her stunning autobiography, which began with the 1970 publication of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, Wagner-Martin writes about the influences of the Harlem Writers Group (led by James Baldwin, Paule Marshall, and John O. Killens) as well as Angelou's significant friendships with Malcolm X, Martin Luther King, Jr., and other leaders from both international and African American United States cultures. Crucial concepts throughout include the role of oral traditions, of song and dance, of the spiritualism of art based on religious belief, of Angelou's voiced rhythms and her polished use of dialogue to convey more abstract 'meaning.' Wagner-Martin shows that, viewing herself as a global citizen, Angelou never lost her spirit of adventure and discovery as well as her ability to overcome"--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wagner-Martin, Linda
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS3551.N464
LC item number
Z96 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Angelou, Maya
  • African American women authors
  • African American women authors
  • African American women civil rights workers
  • African American women entertainers
  • Angelou, Maya
  • African Americans
  • African Americans
Label
Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014), Linda Wagner-Martin
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928 -- Ambivalence is not so easy -- I know why the caged bird sings -- Gather together in my name -- Music, poetry, and being alive -- Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas -- The heart of a woman -- Africa -- A song flung up to heaven -- Poems and the public spotlight -- From autobiography to the essay -- Maya Angelou as spirit leader
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 245 pages
Isbn
9781501307843
Lccn
2015009347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904081679
  • (YBP)ybp12312445
Label
Maya Angelou : adventurous spirit : from I know why the caged bird sings (1970) to Rainbow in the Cloud, The wisdom and spirit of Maya Angelou (2014), Linda Wagner-Martin
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [211]-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Marguerite Annie Johnson, April 4, 1928 -- Ambivalence is not so easy -- I know why the caged bird sings -- Gather together in my name -- Music, poetry, and being alive -- Singin' and swingin' and gettin' merry like Christmas -- The heart of a woman -- Africa -- A song flung up to heaven -- Poems and the public spotlight -- From autobiography to the essay -- Maya Angelou as spirit leader
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 245 pages
Isbn
9781501307843
Lccn
2015009347
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)904081679
  • (YBP)ybp12312445

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