Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Literature

Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Literature

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The most influential East-West artistic, cultural, and literary exchange that has taken place in modern and postmodern times was the reading and writing of haiku. Richard Wright wrote over four thousand haiku, Alice Walker's work reflects her affinity for Zen philosophy, and Ishmael Reed's work includes a discussion of Eastern thought. Here, esteemed contributors investigate the impact of Eastern philosophy and religion on African American writers from Richard Wright to Ralph Ellison to Ishmael Reed and Charles Johnson, offering a fresh field of literary inquiry.Summaries. of. Essays. Chapter One Yoshinobu Hakutani, a€œRichard Wrighta#39;s Haiku, Zen, and the African a#39;Primal Outlook upon Life.a#39; a€ Richard Wright wrote over 4, 000 haiku in the last eighteen moths of his life (1958a€“60). Before that period heanbsp;...

Title:Cross-Cultural Visions in African American Literature
Author:Yoshinobu Hakutani
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan - 2011-05-24


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