The Norton Anthology of African American Literature

The Norton Anthology of African American Literature

Welcomed on publication as "brilliant, definitive, and a joy to teach from," The Norton Anthology of African American Literature was adopted at more than 1,275 colleges and universities worldwide. Now, the new Second Edition offers these highlights.

This landmark anthology includes the work of 120 writers over two centuries, from the earliest known work by an African American, Lucy Terry's poem "Bars Fight, " to the fiction of the Nobel Laureate Toni Morrison and the poems of the U.S. Poet Laureate, Rita Dove.

Title:The Norton Anthology of African American Literature
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780393977783
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    The Norton Anthology of African American Literature Reviews

  • Michelle

    One of the few texts that I did not sell back to the bookstore for beer money. ...

  • Aaron

    An excellent anthology, including many works in their entirety. This book covers about 300 years of literature, and should be a standard for English students. The included audio CD was a nice extra, c...

  • Alex

    Not that I want to actually read this, per se, necessarily, but that I want to remember to read everything in it. Thanks to Adam for cluing me in to this - he was like "you know, the famous anthology ...

  • Sarah

    The Revolution Will Not be Televised. From novel excerpts to rap and hip hop lyrics to poetry to audio accompaniment, it's all here. This anthology is amazing, literally drawing from every facet of th...

  • Christopher

    I read this book for my African American Literature class while attending Tallahassee Community College. From the works enclosed in this book, I would have to say that it gave me a positiver outlook o...

  • Dee Cherry

    I loved the fact this book included snippets from historical reads such as Harriet Jacob's, " Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl", Harriet E. Wilson's "Our Nig" & Booker T.'s "Up From Slavery". Thi...

  • Brandi

    Nellie Y. McKay's "The Norton Anthology of African American Literature" is an excellent resource for the study and exploration of African-American literature. It was used in one of my undergraduate cl...

  • Christopher Butson

    Incredibly extensive collection of essential works; I wanted to read through it this Summer, but there's no way I'll be able to. It includes entire works and selections. The editors did a crazy good j...

  • Jarrett Neal

    The only anthology I've ever read from cover to cover. It's over 2000 pages long and packed with works from black writers I'm ashamed to say I'd never even heard of. A must read for anyone interested ...

  • Susanmudry

    I had to read 85% of this book for college. It was pretty good....