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I Call Myself An Artist: Writings by and About Charles Johnson
by Rudolph P. Byrd

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    Format: Hardcover, 398 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9780253335418
    Imprint: Indiana University Press
    Publisher: Indiana University Press
    Parent Company: Indiana University
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    Charles Johnson is one of the most talented artists currently working in America. All of his novels have been widely praised and read. Middle Passage won the National Book Award and established Johnson in the tradition of Ralph Ellison, one of his idols. In 1998 he was the recipient of one of the prestigious MacArthur "Genius" awards.Though best known for his fiction, Johnson is also an accomplished essayist, reviewer, scriptwriter, and cartoonist. This collection gathers together a rich sampling of his work, including stories, speeches, cartoons, and interviews. A final section contains scholarly commentary by leading academic writers. I Call Myself an Artist provides a fascinating overview of the life work of one of America’s most important creative minds.


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