Maya Angelou's I know why the caged bird sings / edited & with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

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Online Access: Full Text (via EBSCO)
Other Authors: Bloom, Harold
Other title:I know why the caged bird sings.
Format: eBook
Published: Philadelphia, PA : Chelsea House, ©2004.
Series:Bloom's guides.
Table of Contents:
  • Contents
  • Introduction
  • Biographical Sketch
  • Story Behind the Story
  • List of Characters
  • Summary and Analysis
  • Critical Views
  • Sidonie Ann Smith on Angelou?s Quest for Self-Acceptance
  • Stephen Butterfield on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • George E Kent on the Uniqueness of Caged Bird
  • Sondra O'Neale on the Perception of Black Women
  • Joanne M Braxton on Black Autobiography
  • Francoise Lionnet on Autobiography as Literature
  • Dolly A McPherson on Angelou?s Use of comic irony
  • Mary Vermillion on Angelou?s Representation of rape
  • Pierre A Walker on Forms of resistance
  • Lyman B Hagen on Depictions of love
  • Marion M Tangum and Marjorie Smelstor on the Act of gazing
  • Works by Maya Angelou
  • Annotated Bibliography
  • Contributors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index.