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Book Title: Calling the Wind: Twentieth-Century African-American Short Stories|
The author of the book: Clarence Major
Edition: Harper Perennial
Date of issue: January 13th 1993
ISBN 13: 9780060982010
Format files: PDF
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This anthology of short stories by African Americans include all ot the greats from the 20th century which includes Paul Laurence Dunbar, Jean Toomer, Zora Neale Hurston, James Baldwin, and many more. I have previously read many of the stories such as Percival Everetts's, Age Would Be That Does; Jamaica Kincaid's, Girl; and Arna Bontemps, A Summer Tragedy.
It's difficult to select favorites from among such greats, however, I will settle for Ernest Gaines', A Long Day in November which depicts love and forgiveness of a husband, wife and very young son in the segreated south.
Langston Hughes writes a very terse, brief, though comedic story of "Passing" during the Harlem Negro Renaissance in Who's Passing for Who?
One of my all time favorites that I will read again is Toni Cade Bambara's The Lesson which is a sort of coming of age story.
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Read information about the authorCurrently a professor of twentieth century American literature at the University of California at Davis, Clarence Major is a poet, painter and novelist who was born in Atlanta and grew up in Chicago.
Clarence Major was a finalist for the National Book Awards (1999). He is recipient of many awards, among them, a National Council on The Arts Award (1970), a Fulbright (1981-1983), a Western States Book Award (1986) and two Pushcart prizes--one for poetry, one for fiction. Major is a contributor to many periodicals and anthologies in the USA, Europe, South America and Africa. He has served as judge for The National Book Awards, the PEN-Faulkner Award and twice for the National Endowment for The Arts. Major has traveled extensively and lived in various parts of the United States and for extended periods in France and Italy. He has lectured and read his work in dozens of U. S. universities as well as in England, France, Liberia, West Germany, Ghana, and Italy.