John Edgar Tidwell and Steven C. Tracy have brought together for the first time a book-length collection of critical and theoretical writings about Sterling A. Brown that recovers and reasserts his continuing importance for a contemporary audience. Exploring new directions in the study of Brown's life and work, After Winter is structured around the following three features: (1) new and previously published essays that sum up contemporary approaches to the
multifaceted works that Brown created in a variety of genres; (2) interviews with Brown's acquaitances and contemporaries that articulate his unique aesthetic vision and communicate his importance as a scholar, creative writer, and teacher; and (3) a discography of source material that innovatively extends
the study and teaching of Brown's acclaimed poetry, especially his Southern Road, focusing on recordings of folk materials relevant to the subject matter, style, and meaning of individual poems from his oeuvre.
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 685 g
Dimensions: 235 x 157 x 28 mm
The mind, the lore, and the legacy of Sterling A. Brown emerge in robust voices in After Winter. Brown's bold intellectualism and rich cultural style inspired the essays that John Edgar Tidwell and Steven C. Tracy meticulously collected here, and Brown's blues spirit quickens each page. * Joanne V. Gabbin, author of Sterling A. Brown: Building the Black Aesthetic Tradition *