S O S. Poems 1961-2013

Baraka Amiri, Paul Vangelisti

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: As New
Jacket Condition: As New
Publisher: Grove Press / Atlantic Monthly Press
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2015
Edition: First Edition

Description: 560 pages. Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in As new condition throughout.

Publishers Description: A New York Times Editors ChoiceFusing the personal and the political in high-voltage verse, Amiri Baraka—"whose long illumination of the black experience in America was called incandescent in some quarters and incendiary in others" (New York Times)—was one of the preeminent literary innovators of the past century. Selected by Paul Vangelisti, this volume comprises the fullest spectrum of Barakas rousing, revolutionary poems, from his first collection to previously unpublished pieces composed during his final years.Throughout Barakas career as a prolific writer (also published as LeRoi Jones), he was vehemently outspoken against oppression of African American citizens, and he radically altered the discourse surrounding racial inequality. The environments and social values that inspired his poetics changed during the course of his life, a trajectory that can be traced in this retrospective spanning more than five decades of profoundly evolving subjects and techniques. Praised for its lyricism and introspection, his early poetry emerged from the Beat generation, while his later writing is marked by intensely rebellious fervor and subversive ideology. All along, his primary focus was on how to live and love in the present moment despite the enduring difficulties of human history.

ISBN: 9780802123350

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