The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader

The LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader
TitleThe LeRoi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1999
AuthorsBaraka, Amiri, and William J. Harris
Number of Pages624
PublisherThunder's Mouth Press
CityNew York
Publication LanguageEnglish
ISBN or ASIN Number1560252383
KeywordsAfrican American literature, anthologies, blues, jazz, poetry

Amiri Baraka - dramatist, poet, essayist, orator, and fiction writer - is one of the preeminent African-American literary figures of our time. The Leroi Jones/Amiri Baraka Reader provides the most comprehensive selection of Baraka's work to date, spanning almost 40 years of a brilliant, prolific, and controversial career, in which he has produced more than 12 books of poetry, 26 plays, eight collections of essays and speeches, and two books of fiction. This updated edition contains over 50 pages of previously unpublished work, as well as a chronology and full bibliography.