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Title:
Maya Angelou
Author:
Bloom, Harold.
Publication Information:
Broomall, PA : Chelsea House Publishers, [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
64 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Contents:
Introduction -- Biography of Maya Angelou -- Reviews of Maya Angelou's poetry -- Critical views on Maya Angelou's poetry in general -- Thematic analysis of/critical views on "When I think about myself" -- Thematic analysis of/critical views on "Times-square-shoeshine-composition" -- Thematic analysis of/critical views on "Phenomenal woman" -- Thematic analysis of/critical views on "Still I rise" -- Works by Maya Angelou -- Works about Maya Angelou -- Index of themes and ideas.
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ISBN:
9780791059371
Format :
Book

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Clarence Library PS3551.N464 Z763 2001 Adult Non-Fiction Open Shelf
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Summary

Summary

Though she has received little critical acclaim, this inspirational writer has a large popular following. Numerous works by Angelou, best-known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, are analyzed here.


Author Notes

Harold Bloom was born on July 11, 1930 in New York City. He earned his Bachelor of Arts from Cornell in 1951 and his Doctorate from Yale in 1955.

After graduating from Yale, Bloom remained there as a teacher, and was made Sterling Professor of Humanities in 1983. Bloom's theories have changed the way that critics think of literary tradition and has also focused his attentions on history and the Bible. He has written over twenty books and edited countless others. He is one of the most famous critics in the world and considered an expert in many fields. In 2010 he became a founding patron of Ralston College, a new institution in Savannah, Georgia, that focuses on primary texts.

His works include Fallen Angels, Till I End My Song: A Gathering of Last Poems, Anatomy of Influence: Literature as a Way of Life and The Shadow of a Great Rock: A Literary Appreciation of The King James Bible.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Booklist Review

Four new volumes in this publisher's series of literary criticism together focus on a wide range of writers. The first title explores a wealth of contemporary works by Hispanic Americans. The second offers an overview of the critical response to poet Maya Angelou; the third title goes deeper into a single work of hers, which is perhaps the most famous. And the fourth title ranges broadly over significant Native American writers. As always with Chelsea critical books, each volume contains the best of what has been written about the authors; and while casual readers will be enlightened by some of the pieces, serious readers and writers will gain the most stimulation from them. --Brad Hooper


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Though she has received little critical acclaim, this inspirational writer has a large popular following. Numerous works by Angelou, best-known for her autobiography I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings, are analyzed here. Excerpted from Maya Angelou by Harold Bloom All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

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