The variations provide insight into the regional, generational, intellectual, and cultural differences that prevail in African American literature; Gates and McKay uphold the language diversity found in their anthology
As Atlas notes, the anthology
includes both well-known and less familiar works.
abounds in such carefully registered particulars, in which the familiar topos of the pastoral bears an increasing weight of human habitation.
Smith was responsible for the first anthologies to feature works by black lesbian authors: She was coeditor of Conditions: Five--The Black Women's Issue (Conditions, 1988) and editor of Home Girls: A Black Feminist Anthology
(Kitchen Table/Women of Color, 1983).
Humor Me: An Eclectic Anthology
of Funny Contemporary Writing (Plus Some Great Old Stuff Too)
, The Poems We Wrote, gathers the experiences of airforces from the UK, USA, Canada and Australia.
The Grammy Award-winning anthology
, reissued in 1997 as a six-CD box set by Smithsonian Folkways, is an idiosyncratic 84-track set of Depression-era work songs, murder ballads, backwoods Cajun sermons and hillbilly blues originally recorded between 1927 and 1932, which Smith winnowed down from his collection of more than 20,000 78 rpm discs.
This anxiety about anthology
-making was new, for anthology
production changed between the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.
The editors of this anthology
explain that it "began as a project in women's history intended to use material culture as a means of reexamining the possibilities of gaining access to the lives and experiences of medieval and early modern women" (2).
1) But whatever the syllabi of foundational literary survey courses may tacitly proclaim, an anthology
is not the same thing as "the canon.
This third installment in the Leviathan anthology
series bills itself as a showcase of "fantastical fiction.
IN THE BEGINNING WAS NOT THE WORD, BUT THE DEAFENING silence of slavery, or so Harry Belafonte argues in his recently released The Long Road to Freedom: An Anthology
of Black Music (BMG/Buddha Records), a five-CD box set of 80 songs tracing the musical odyssey of black Americans from West African work songs through the birth of the blues at the start of the 20th century.