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Ain't but a Place

An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis

Ain't but a Place( )
Editor: Early, Gerald
ISBN:978-1-883982-27-0
Publication Date:Jan 1999
Publisher:Missouri Historical Society Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Gerald Early writes in the introduction to "Ain't But a Place": An Anthology of African American Writings about St. Louis, "An impressive amount of artistic energy is generated in St. Louis, and the source of a good deal of that energy is its African American citizenry." Although the majority of writers and entertainers left St. Louis "to engage their muse and quarrel with American culture from another location," the experience gained from the St. Louis region has...
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Book Details
Pages:544
Detailed Subjects: Literary Collections / American / African American
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 1.3 Inches
Book Weight:2.41 Pounds
Author Biography
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Cornell University graduate Gerald Early is an essayist and professor at Washington University.

Early was the director of African and Afro-American studies at Washington University and the director of the American Culture Studies Program. He was also named the Merle Kling Professor of Modern Letters in Arts and Sciences.

His essays have been included in Harpers, The New Republic, and Hungry Mind Review. His books include One Nation Under a Groove: Motown and American Culture, Lure and Loathing: Essays on Race, Identity and Ambivalence of Assimilation, and Body Language: Writers on Sport. Early received the National Book Critics Circle Award for his book The Culture of Bruising: Essays on Literature, Prizefighting, and Modern American Culture.

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