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Calling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African-American Short Stories

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Pivotal stories from post-slavery days through the Harlem Renaissance and into the nineties.
Paperback, 622 pages
Published January 13th 1993 by Harper Perennial (first published October 1992)
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Jean
Nov 29, 2010 rated it really liked it
This anthology of short stories by African Americans include all ot the greats from the 20th century which includes Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and many more. I have previously read many of the stories such as Percival Everetts's, Age Would Be That Does; Jamaica Kincaid's, Girl; and Arna Bontemps, A Summer Tragedy.

It's difficult to select favorites from among such greats, however, I will settle for Ernest Gaines', A Long Day in November which depicts lov
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Nov 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: anthology
You know how these go: some are great and some aren't.
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Currently a professor of twentieth century American literature at the University of California at Davis, Clarence Major is a poet, painter and novelist who was born in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago.
Clarence Major was a finalist for the National Book Awards (1999). He is recipient of many awards, among them, a National Council on The Arts Award (1970), a Fulbright (1981-1983), a Western States Bo
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