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Alfred Bester

Alfred Bester

Jad Smith

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780252040634
eISBN:
9780252099076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040634.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century Literature and Modernism

Like Isaac Asimov and Robert A. Heinlein, science fiction author Alfred Bester started his career as a pulp writer and finished it as a Grand Master, but he followed a far more curious path to the ... More

Along the Streets of BronzevilleBlack Chicago's Literary Landscape

Along the Streets of Bronzeville: Black Chicago's Literary Landscape

Elizabeth Schroeder Schlabach

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037825
eISBN:
9780252095108
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037825.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This book examines the flowering of African American creativity, activism, and scholarship in the South Side Chicago district known as Bronzeville during the period between the Harlem Renaissance in ... More

Becoming Julia de BurgosThe Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Becoming Julia de Burgos: The Making of a Puerto Rican Icon

Vanessa Pérez Rosario

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038969
eISBN:
9780252096921
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038969.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

While it is rare for a poet to become a cultural icon, Julia de Burgos has evoked feelings of bonding and identification in Puerto Ricans and Latinos in the United States for over half a century. ... More

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Becoming Ray Bradbury

Jonathan R. Eller

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036293
eISBN:
9780252093357
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036293.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, 20th-century and Contemporary Literature

This book chronicles the making of an iconic American writer by exploring Ray Bradbury's childhood and early years of his long life in fiction, film, television, radio, and theater. It measures the ... More

Beyond the White NegroEmpathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Beyond the White Negro: Empathy and Anti-Racist Reading

Kimberly Chabot Davis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038433
eISBN:
9780252096310
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038433.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Film, Media, and Cultural Studies

Critics often characterize white consumption of African American culture as a form of theft that echoes the fantasies of 1950s-era bohemians, or “White Negroes,” who romanticized black culture as ... More

Black Internationalist FeminismWomen Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Black Internationalist Feminism: Women Writers of the Black Left, 1945-1995

Cheryl Higashida

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036507
eISBN:
9780252093548
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036507.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

This book examines how African American women writers affiliated themselves with the post-World War II Black Communist Left and developed a distinct strand of feminism. This vital yet largely ... More

Cannibal WritesEating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Cannibal Writes: Eating Others in Caribbean and Indian Ocean Women's Writing

Njeri Githire

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038785
eISBN:
9780252096747
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038785.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Women's Literature

Postcolonial and diaspora studies scholars and critics have paid increasing attention to the use of metaphors of food, eating, digestion, and various affiliated actions such as loss of appetite, ... More

Chicana/o and Latina/o FictionThe New Memory of Latinidad

Chicana/o and Latina/o Fiction: The New Memory of Latinidad

Ylce Irizarry

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039911
eISBN:
9780252098079
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039911.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This book moves beyond literature that prioritizes assimilation to examine how contemporary fiction depicts being Cuban, Dominican, Mexican, or Puerto Rican within Chicana/o and Latina/o America. The ... More

Cultural MelancholyReadings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Cultural Melancholy: Readings of Race, Impossible Mourning, and African American Ritual

Jermaine Singleton

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252039621
eISBN:
9780252097713
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252039621.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

A daring cultural and literary studies investigation, this book explores the legacy of unresolved grief produced by ongoing racial oppression and resistance in the United States. Using analysis of ... More

Denise LevertovA Poet's Life

Denise Levertov: A Poet's Life

Dana Greene

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252037108
eISBN:
9780252094217
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252037108.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

Kenneth Rexroth called Denise Levertov (1923–1997) “the most subtly skillful poet of her generation, the most profound, ... and the most moving.” Author of twenty-four volumes of poetry, four books ... More

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