The Critical Response in Japan to African American Writers

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2003-03-01
  • Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Inc

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This annotated bibliography lists all the journal articles, book chapters, and reviews on African American writers published in Japan between 1927 and 1993. The introduction provides an overview of the critical reception of African American literature in Japan from the 1927 monograph on Booker T. Washington to a special session ("Today's African American Women Writers") at the 64th annual meeting of the English Literary Association of Japan in 1992. Also included is a list of Japanese translations of works by African American writers including such genres as novel, short story, poetry, essay, memoir, biography, and autobiography.

Author Biography

Toru Kiuchi, Associate Professor of English at Nihon University in Japan Robert J. Butler, Professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, New York Yoshinobu Hakutani, Professor of English at Kent State University in Ohio

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
Introductionp. ix
The Critical Response in Japan to African American Writersp. 1
1927-1959p. 3
1960-1969p. 16
1970-1979p. 71
1980-1984p. 138
1985-1989p. 176
1990-1993p. 231
Translations of African American Literature in Japanp. 259
Indexp. 287
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