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“Against the Speech of Friends”: Baraka’s White Friend Blues

Andrew Epstein

in Beautiful Enemies: Friendship and Postwar American Poetry

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195181005
eISBN:
9780199851010
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195181005.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Amiri Baraka envisions poetry to be a form of contentious position-taking in the literary field. In his poems, his plays, and his one highly experimental novel, Baraka's writing confronts, in diverse ... More


Life/Writing in the Colonial and Postcolonial Contexts

in Autobiography and Independence: Selfhood and Creativity in North African Postcolonial Writing in French

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853236597
eISBN:
9781846312625
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853236597.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter first traces the development of autobiography in the Western literary tradition in order to contextualise more fully the issue of writers whose origins lie outside this tradition, or who ... More


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