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James Baldwin: A Critical Evaluation. : Howard University Press, 1981. Troupe, Quincy, ed. James Baldwin: A Legacy. New York: Touchstone, 1989. Weatherby, W. J. James Baldwin: Artist on Fire. New York: Laurel, 1989. Warren J. Carson “Ballad of Remembrance, A” Robert Hayden (1948, 1962) Transcending the didacticism of ROBERT HAYDEN’s Heart-Shape in the Dust (1940), “A Ballad of Remembrance” presages his later modernist experimentation. Occasioned by Hayden’s 1946 encounter in New Orleans with Mark Van Doren, “A Ballad”—first published in 1948 and revised 29 and published again in 1962—dramatizes Hayden’s effort to confront the legacy of slavery that threatened to silence the poet’s voice.
F. Hegel and Karl Marx and of contemporaries like Jacques Derrida and Fredric Jameson, Baker’s approach puts the sociocultural significance of the art into dialogue with works written in “standard” languages. As Baker states in one of his seminal works, Blues, Ideology, and AfroAmerican Literature: A Vernacular Theory (1984), “Afro-American culture is a complex, reflexive enterprise which finds its proper figuration in 26 Baldwin, James blues conceived as a matrix. . The matrix is a point of ceaseless input and output, a web of intersecting, crisscrossing impulses always in productive transit” (3).
Redmond, Eugene. : Anchor Books, 1976. , ed. Black Drama in America. : Fawcett Publications, 1971. Raymond E. Jannifer Barksdale, Richard K. (1915–1993) Richard K. Barksdale, the son of Simon and Sarah Brooks Barksdale, the brother of Phillips, Mason, and Clement, was born October 31, 1915, in Winchester, Massachusetts. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Bowdoin College in Brunswick, Maine (1937), Barksdale received two master’s degrees in English, one from Syracuse University (1938) and the other from Harvard University (1947).