Tales by Jones (Amiri Baraka) , Leroy

KShs 2,490.00

We owe profound thanks to Akashic Books for reissuing this important collection of Amiri Baraka’s short stories. Baraka was, without question, the central figure of the Black Arts Movement, and was the most important theorist of that movement’s expression of the ‘Black Aesthetic,’ which took hold of the African American cultural imagination in earnest in the late sixties. While known primarily for his plays, poems, and criticism of black music, Baraka was also a master of the short story form, as this collection attests.&nbsp,Tales&nbsp,first appeared in 1967 and is an impressionistic and sometimes surrealistic collection of short fiction, showcasing Amiri Baraka’s great impact on African American literature of the 1950s and 1960s.&nbsp,Tales&nbsp,is a critical volume in Amiri Baraka’s oeuvre, and an important testament to his remarkable literary legacy.”
Always a step ahead, Baraka in 1964 recorded a reading of his provocative poem, ‘Black Dada Nihilimus,’ to the avant-garde jazz of the New York Art Quartet. Tales , a collection of impressionistic short stories, reads like an angry James Joyce. I spent an amazing hour with Baraka in the 1990s and first read Tales in an African American literature class I took in college. I was hooked from the first paragraph.”
— Palestine Herald-Press “We owe profound thanks to Akashic Books for reissuing this important collection of Amiri Baraka’s short stories. Baraka was, without question, the central figure of the Black Arts Movement, and was the most important theorist of that movement’s expression of the ‘Black Aesthetic,’ which took hold of the African American cultural imagination in earnest in the late sixties. While known primarily for his plays, poems, and criticism of black music, Baraka was also a master of the short story form, as this collection attests. Tales first appeared in 1967 and is an impressionistic and sometimes surrealistic collection of short fiction, showcasing Amiri Baraka’s great impact on African American literature of the 1950s and 1960s. Tales is a critical volume in Amiri Baraka’s oeuvre, and an important testament to his remarkable literary legacy.

In stock

SKU: 9781617753954 Categories: ,