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The Resource Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations, Toni Cade Bambara ; edited and with a preface by Toni Morrison

Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations, Toni Cade Bambara ; edited and with a preface by Toni Morrison

Label
Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations
Title
Deep sightings and rescue missions
Title remainder
fiction, essays, and conversations
Statement of responsibility
Toni Cade Bambara ; edited and with a preface by Toni Morrison
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Language
eng
Summary
On December 9, 1995, Toni Cade Bambara died at the age of fifty-six, a profound loss to American culture. In its obituary the New York Times called her "a major contributor to the emerging genre of black women's literature, along with the writers Toni Morrison and Alice Walker." The author of many acclaimed works of fiction and nonfiction, among them three pioneering and timeless volumes: Gorilla, My Love and The Seabirds Are Still Alive, both collections of stories, and The Salt Eaters, a novel, Bambara had not published a new book in the fourteen years prior to her death. She developed during that time a keen interest in film - as a scriptwriter, filmmaker, critic, and teacher - and collaborated on several television documentaries, including The Bombing of Osage Avenue, about the police assault on the MOVE headquarters in Philadelphia, and on the W.E.B. Du Bois Film Project. Bambara also helped to launch the careers of many other black women filmmakers. Deep Sightings and Rescue Missions is a brilliant distillation of Bambara's original sensibility and a confirmation of her status as one of America's great post-World War II writers. Here is a rich selection of her writings, many of which have never before appeared in print: stories ("Madame Bai and the Taking of Stone Mountain," "Ice," "Luther on Sweet Auburn"), essays ("Language and the Writer," "The Education of a Storyteller), film criticism ("School Daze"), and a revealing interview
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Bambara, Toni Cade
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no index present
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fiction
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Morrison, Toni
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  • African Americans
  • American fiction
  • African American women
  • African American women in literature
  • African Americans in literature
Label
Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations, Toni Cade Bambara ; edited and with a preface by Toni Morrison
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/96018637.html
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
Content type code
txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Going critical -- Madame Bai and the taking of Stone Mountain -- Baby's breath -- The war of the wall -- Ice -- Luther on sweet Auburn -- Reading the signs, empowering the eye -- Language and the writer -- Deep sight and rescue missions -- School daze -- How she came by her name -- The education of a storyteller
Control code
ocm34704954
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780679442509
Lccn
96018637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34704954
Label
Deep sightings and rescue missions : fiction, essays, and conversations, Toni Cade Bambara ; edited and with a preface by Toni Morrison
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/description/random049/96018637.html
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Going critical -- Madame Bai and the taking of Stone Mountain -- Baby's breath -- The war of the wall -- Ice -- Luther on sweet Auburn -- Reading the signs, empowering the eye -- Language and the writer -- Deep sight and rescue missions -- School daze -- How she came by her name -- The education of a storyteller
Control code
ocm34704954
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xi, 257 pages
Isbn
9780679442509
Lccn
96018637
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)34704954

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