Street Lit

Street Lit

Representing the Urban Landscape

Book - 2014
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"In Street Lit: Representing the Urban Landscape, Keenan Norris has assembled a varied collection of articles, essays, interviews, and poems that capture the spirit of urban fiction and nonfiction produced from the 1950s through the present day. Providing both critical analyses and personal insights, these works explore the street lit phenomenon to help readers understand how and why this once underground genre has become such a vital force in contemporary literature. Interviews with literary icons David Bradley, Gerald Early, and Lynel Gardner are balanced with critical discussions of works by Goines, Jasper, Whitehead, and others. With an introduction by Norris that explores the roots of street lit, this collection defines the genre for today's readers and provides valuable insights into a cultural force that is fast becoming as important to the American literary scene as hip-hop is to music. Street Lit will inspire any reader who wants to understand the significance of this sometimes controversial but unquestionably popular art form." -- Publisher's description.
Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Scarecrow Press, Inc., 2014
ISBN: 9780810892620
0810892626
Branch Call Number: 810.9355 ST833S 2014
Characteristics: xxix, 214 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Norris, Keenan

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