Click for a larger image of The Black Interior: Essays

The Black Interior: Essays
by Elizabeth Alexander

    Publication Date:
    List Price: $15.00
    Format: Paperback, 221 pages
    Classification: Nonfiction
    ISBN13: 9781555973933
    Imprint: Graywolf Press
    Publisher: Graywolf Press
    Parent Company: Graywolf Press
    Borrow from Library

    Book Description:
    With a poet’s precision and an intellectually adventurous spirit, Elizabeth Alexander explores a wide spectrum of contemporary African American artistic life through literature, paintings, popular media, and films, and discusses its place in current culture. In The Black Interior, she examines the vital roles of such heavyweight literary figures as Gwendolyn Brooks, Langston Hughes, and Rita Dove, as well as lesser known, yet vibrant, new creative voices. She offers a reconsideration of "afro-outr " painter Jean-Michel Basquiat, the concept of "race-pride" in Jet magazine, and her take on Denzel Washington’s career as a complex black male icon in a post-affirmative action era. Also available is Alexander’s much heralded essay on Rodney King, Emmett Till, and the collective memory of racial violence.

    Alexander, who has been a professor at the University of Chicago and Smith College, and recently at Yale University, has taught and lectured on African American art and culture across the country and abroad for nearly two decades. In The Black Interior, she directs her scrupulous poet’s eye to the urgent cultural issues of the day. This lively collection is a crucial volume for understanding current thinking on race, art, and culture in America.

    book cover The Black Interior: Essays by Elizabeth AlexanderMore books like The Black Interior: Essays may be found by selecting the categories below:


    Tell us what do you think about The Black Interior: Essays.


    Our website is made possible by displaying online advertisements to our visitors.
    Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.