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Maya Angelou
Bloom, Harold.
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Philadelphia : Chelsea House Publishers, [2002]

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xiii, 117 pages ; 24 cm.
Biography of Maya Angelou / Cindy Dyson -- Exuberance as beauty : the prose and poetry of Maya Angelou / Rachel Thomas -- Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings : paths to escape / Susan Gilbert -- Displacement and autobiographical style in Maya Angelou's The heart of a woman / Carol E. Neubauer.
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PS3551.N464 Z763 2002 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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Each Volume Includes: - User's guide- Essay by Harold Bloom on "The Work in the Person"- Volume introduction by Harold Bloom- Biography of the writer and chronology of his or her life- An in-depth critical analysis of the writer, detailing style, important symbols, themes, and ideas in his or her major works- Supporting critical essays from some of the world's leading critics- A complete bibliography of the writer's works- A list of critical works about the writer and his or her work- An index of themes and ideas in the writer's work

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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



Maya Angelou has been called a national institution and the people's poet. It has been suggested that she has manifested an indomitable spirit and benign will in her most famous book, I Know Why the Caged Sings. Along with this autobiographical work, Angelou's The Heart of a Woman is critiqued in this text, which includes Rachel Thomas' essay on the prose and poetry of the author. An extensive biography of Angelou follows Professor Harold Bloom's introduction. Excerpted from Maya Angelou 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.