Trumpeting a Fiery Sound: History and Folklore in Margaret Walker's "Jubilee" (Paperback)
  • Trumpeting a Fiery Sound: History and Folklore in Margaret Walker's "Jubilee" (Paperback)

Trumpeting a Fiery Sound: History and Folklore in Margaret Walker's "Jubilee" (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 30/11/2003
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When twenty-seven-year-old Margaret Walker's first collection of poems, "For My People," won the Yale Poets Award in 1942, she was just beginning her long and distinguished career as a poet, novelist, biographer, and teacher. When her novel "Jubilee" was published to great acclaim in 1966, the "New York Review of Books" said, "[It] chronicles the triumph of a free spirit over many kinds of bondages.""Jubilee" is noteworthy for being one of the first novels to present African American history from both a black and female perspective. It is a historical and fictional account of Walker's great-grandmother's life, from slavery through Reconstruction, as told to Walker by her maternal grandmother. In "Trumpeting a Fiery Sound," Jacqueline Miller Carmichael examines the novel's genesis and composition, the process of revision and publication, the work's structure and narrative strategies, its use of history and folklore, and its critical reception in the three decades since its first publication.

Publisher: University of Georgia Press
ISBN: 9780820325750

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