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Maya Angelou

Subject: Literature

1928– ) Black US writer, whose status as a national icon was confirmed by her reading one of her poems, ‘On the Pulse of the Morning’, at President Clinton's inauguration in ...

Law and Art

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Encyclopedia of Aesthetics

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
20,698 words
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...in the 1990s. Student publications, dramatic productions, library books, and curriculum were among the frequent targets. The books most commonly attacked have included Mark Twain 's Huckleberry Finn (because of its portrayal of racism and use of the word nigger ), Maya Angelou 's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (because of sexual content and a description of a childhood rape), and almost anything by the celebrated children's author Judy Blume (because of realistic discussions of subjects interesting to teenagers, including menstruation and...

Law and Art

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Daniel Shapiro, Daniel Shapiro, David Cole, Marjorie Heins, Richard Lehv, Roger A. Shiner, Brian Soucek, and Alain Pottage

Encyclopedia of Aesthetics (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2014
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Philosophy
Length:
23,250 words

...increasing concern. Student publications, dramatic productions, library books, and curriculum have been among the frequent targets. The books most commonly attacked have included Mark Twain’s Huckleberry Finn (because of its portrayal of racism and use of the word “nigger”), Maya Angelou’s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (because of sexual content and a description of a childhood rape), and almost anything by the celebrated children’s author Judy Blume (because of realistic discussions of subjects interesting to teenagers, including menstruation and...

Hebrew Biblical Poetry

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Nancy C. Lee

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
6,178 words

.... “Wildpeace.” Translated by Chana Bloch and Ariel Bloch . In After the First Rain: Israeli Poems on War and Peace , edited by Moshe Dor and Barbara Goldberg . Syracuse, N.Y.: Syracuse University Press with Dryad Press, 1998. Angelou, Maya . “On the Pulse of Morning.” In The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou , pp. 270–273. New York: Random House, 1994. Arapović, Borislav . Between Despair and Lamentation . Edited by Nancy C. Lee . Elmhurst, Ill.: Elmhurst College, 2002. Attridge, Harold W. , and Margot E. Fassler , eds. Psalms in Community:...

African American Literature

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Carolyn M. Jones Medine

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Bible and the Arts

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Current Version:
2016
Subject:
Religion, Art & Architecture
Length:
7,565 words

...American autobiographical testimony continued into the post-Reconstruction, with Booker T. Washington’s Up from Slavery and with the aforementioned Souls of Black Folks . We see this tradition in the twentieth century in the series of autobiographical works of, for example, Maya Angelou and Alice Walker. Poetry was also a force in the Abolitionist Movement. The anti-slavery movement used the Second Great Awakening revival form, bringing a variety of speakers and performers to a site to hold rallies. Sojourner Truth participated in many of these, as did...

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