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  • The Way of the Writer: Reflections on the Art and Craft of Storytelling
    Views : 225
    Pages : 256

    by: Charles Johnson

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    A pithy guide for writers and those who teach them.

    In a series of short essays, Johnson (Emeritus, Creative Writing/Univ. of Washington; Taming the Ox: Buddhist Stories and Reflections on Politics, Race, Culture, and Spiritual Practice, 2014, etc.), a MacArthur fellow and winner of the National Book Award, Writers Guild Award, ... more

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    2016-12-06

    ISBN-10: 1501147218

    ISBN-13: 9781501147210

    Language: English

  • Africans in America: America's Journey Through Slavery
    Views : 401
    Pages : 512

    by: Charles Johnson Patricia Smith

    Publisher: pHoughton Mifflin Harcourt

    Book Description

    The companion to a forthcoming PBS series (to air in October) exploring how slavery shaped America combines revisionist history and historical fiction with mixed results. Like its predecessor, Eyes on the Prize, Africans in America documents an important chapter in the nation’s history by focusing on personal stories. The sprawling account sta ... more

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    1998-11-01

    ISBN-10: 0151003394

    ISBN-13: 9780151003396

    Language: English

  • Black Men Speaking
    Views : 388
    Pages : 216

    by: Charles Johnson Jr. McCluskey

    Publisher: pIndiana University Press

    Book Description

     More American black men are in prison than in college. They are more likely than whites to die violently and young. Is the American black man an ``endangered species''? National Book Award winner Johnson (Middle Passage, 1990) and fellow novelist McCluskey (Mr. America's Last Season Blues, 1983) spent seven years collecting these orig ... more

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    1997-06-22

    ISBN-10: 0253332591

    ISBN-13: 9780253332592

    Language: English

  • Dr. King's Refrigerator: And Other Bedtime Stories
    Views : 461
    Pages : 144

    by: Charles Johnson

    Publisher: pScribner

    Book Description

    Eight previously uncollected stories, most written in the last ten years, from the author best known for his National Book Award–winning Middle Passage (1990).

    Fantasy appears in the title story, with a young Martin Luther King having a vision of universal plenitude and international charity while raiding the fridge for a midnight ... more

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    2005-02-08

    ISBN-10: 0743264533

    ISBN-13: 9780743264532

    Language: English

  • Dreamer
    Views : 197
    Pages : 240

    by: Charles Johnson

    Publisher: pCharles Scribner's Sons

    Book Description

    A novel about Martin Luther King Jr. from the National Book Award-winning Johnson (Middle Passage, 1990, etc.), who continues with his strange combination of high-flown philosophy and down-home folksiness. Ontological antinomianism is Johnson’s subject here, and he uses just that kind of heavy-duty words to impress—even bludgeon—readers, w ... more

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    1998-04-04

    ISBN-10: 068481224X

    ISBN-13: 9780684812243

    Language: English