Children of the night : the best short stories by Black writers, 1967 to the present / edited by Gloria Naylor

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Subjects: Short stories, American
African Americans--Social life and customs--Fiction
American fiction--20th century
American fiction--African American authors
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: 1st ed
Published: Boston : Little, Brown and Co., 1995
LC Classification: P, PS
Physical Description: xx, 569 p. ; 24 cm
Table of Contents: Editor's Note
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Children of the Night
Tale of Gorgik (1979) / Samuel Delaney 5
Meditations on History (1980) / Sherley Anne Williams 58
Damballah (1981) / John Edgar Wideman 100
Louisiana: 1850 (1991) / Jewelle Gomez 109
Remember Him a Outlaw (1972) / Alexis DeVeaux 152
Mother (1984) / Andrea Lee 163
Long Distances (1989) / Jewell Parker Rhodes 172
After Dreaming of President Johnson (1992) / Howard Gordon 180
Neighbors (1967) / Diane Oliver 189
The Witness (1971) / Ann Petry 205
Steady Going Up (1972) / Maya Angelou 223
The Lesson (1977) / Toni Cade Bambara 232
Kiswana Browne (1982) / Gloria Naylor 240
Second-Hand Man (1985) / Rita Dove 255
Crusader Rabbit (1988) / Jess Mowry 262
Silences (1990) / Helen Elaine Lee 269
Proper Library (1993) / Carolyn Ferrell 280
Diary of an African Nun (1973) / Alice Walker 296
In a House of Wooden Monkeys (1989) / Shay Youngblood 300
Young Reverend Zelma Lee Moses (1990) / Joyce Carol Thomas 304
Tell Me How Long the Train's Been Gone (1968) / James Baldwin 324
By the Way of Morning Fire (1983) / Michael Weaver 352
China (1986) / Charles Johnson 360
Blackness (1983) / Jamaica Kincaid 381
Lost in the City (1992) / Edward P. Jones 385
Run, Mourner, Run (1992) / Randall Kenan 394
Blues for Little Prez (1973) / Sam Greenlee 414
Ma'Dear (1990) / Terry McMillan 423
Transaction (1992) / Kelvin Christopher James 434
A Loaf of Bread (1972) / James Alan McPherson 445
Backwacking, a Plea to the Senator (1977) / Ralph Ellison 464
The Woman Who Would Eat Flowers (1990) / Colleen McElroy 471
And Love Them? (1993) / Thomas Glave 502
An Area in the Cerebral Hemisphere (1975) / Clarence Major 523
oh she gotta head fulla hair (1978) / Ntozake Shange 529
That Place (1987) / Carolivia Herron 532
New York Day Women (1995) / Edwidge Danticat 562
Biographies 567
Additional Authors: Naylor, Gloria
Notes: LCCN: 95016356
ISBN: 0316599263 (hc)
Contents: The tale of Gorgik / Samuel Delaney -- Meditations on history / Sherley Anne Williams -- Damballah / John Edgar Wideman -- Louisiana: 1850 / Jewelle Gomez -- Remember him a outlaw / Alexis DeVeaux -- Mother / Andrea Lee -- Long distances / Jewell Parker Rhodes -- After dreaming of President Johnson / Howard Gordon -- Neighbors / Diane Oliver -- The witness / Ann Petry -- Steady going up / Maya Angelou -- The lesson / Toni Cade Bambara -- Kiswana Browne / Gloria Naylor -- Second-hand man / Rita Dove -- Crusader Rabbit / Jess Mowry -- Silences / Helen Elaine Lee -- Proper library / Carolyn Ferrell -- Diary of an African nun / Alice Walker -- In a house of wooden monkeys / Shay Youngblood -- Young Reverend Zelma Lee Moses / Joyce Carol Thomas -- Tell me how long the train's been gone / James Baldwin -- By the way of morning fire / Michael Weaver -- China / Charles Johnson -- Blackness / Jamaica Kincaid -- Lost in the city / Edward P. Jones -- Run, mourner, run / Randall Kenan -- Blues for Little Prez / Sam Greenlee -- Ma'Dear / Terry McMillan -- Transaction / Kelvin Christopher James -- A loaf of bread / James Alan McPherson -- Backwacking, a plea to the senator / Ralph Ellison -- The woman who would eat flowers / Colleen McElroy -- And love them? / Thonmas Glave -- An area in the cerebral hemisphere / Clarence Major -- Oh she gotta head fulla hair / Ntozake Shange -- That place / Carolivia Herron -- New York day women / Edwidge Danticat
OCLC Number: 32429812
ISBN/ISSN: 0316599263