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Black Writing from Chicago: In the World, Not of It?
Black Writing from Chicago: In the World, Not of It? takes readers on a cultural trip through Chicago’s literary history. Editor Richard R. Guzman compiles the first comprehensive collection of the works of Chicago’s black writers from 1861 to the present day. The anthology, which includes works from newspaper writing, poetry, fiction, drama, essays, and historical and soc ...more
Paperback, 360 pages
Published May 15th 2006 by Southern Illinois University Press
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Well put together--great selections and great writing--very thorough. Sometimes the editor (criticizing my professor here-- Yipes!) summarizes bits of a selection in the middle of it, which is distracting and which makes them choppy. I understand why he did it, but sometimes it's so much that I wonder why he didn't just summarize the whole thing.