Ich wei warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 9783518759448
Release Date: 2018-09-10
Genre: Fiction

Die Ikone der afroamerikanischen Literatur, ihr epochemachendes Werk: Maya Angelou wächst in den Dreißigerjahren im Kramerladen ihrer Großmutter am Rande einer Baumwollplantage auf. Für sie und ihren Bruder ein Ort des Zaubers und des Spiels inmitten einer schwarzen Gemeinde, die der Hass und die Armut auszulöschen droht ... Dieses Buch erzählt die Geschichte eines trotzigen Mädchens im Kampf gegen unvorstellbare Widerstände. Und zur gleichen Zeit singt es die schönste Hymne auf die weltverändernde Kraft der Worte, der Fantasie, der Zärtlichkeit im Angesicht des Grauens. »Eine Offenbarung und mein Talisman.« Oprah Winfrey »Sie hatte neunzehn Talente, gebrauchte zehn und war ein richtiges Original.« Toni Morrison »Markiert den Anfang einer neuen Ära.« James Baldwin »Das erste Buch, das ich als Jugendliche gelesen habe.« Rihanna »Eine phänomenale Frau!« Beyoncé

I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9780748122349
Release Date: 2010-09-02
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

Now a major Radio 4 drama. 'A brilliant writer, a fierce friend and a truly phenomenal woman' Barack Obama Maya Angelou's seven volumes of autobiography are a testament to the talents and resilience of this extraordinary writer. Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. As a Black woman she has known discrimination and extreme poverty, but also hope, joy, achievement and celebration. In this first volume of her six books of autobiography, Maya Angelou beautifully evokes her childhood with her grandmother in the American south of the 1930s. She learns the power of the white folks at the other end of town and suffers the terrible trauma of rape by her mother's lover. 'I write about being a Black American woman, however, I am always talking about what it's like to be a human being. This is how we are, what makes us laugh, and this is how we fall and how we somehow, amazingly, stand up again' Maya Angelou

Maya Angelou s I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Joanne M. Braxton
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195116069
Release Date: 1999
Genre: Literary Criticism

With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by the Angelou herself.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXNotes Literature Guides

Author: Anita Price Davis
Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.
ISBN: 0738673455
Release Date: 2015-04-24
Genre: Study Aids

REA's MAXnotes for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

CliffsNotes on Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Mary Robinson
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780544182134
Release Date: 1999-03-03
Genre: Literary Criticism

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff
Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides
ISBN: 9781610428064
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

The perfect companion to Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 9781604131871
Release Date: 2014-05-14
Genre: African American authors

Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings Maya Angelou

Author: Maya Angelou
Publisher: Spark Notes
ISBN: 1586634402
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Study Aids

Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou s I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781410336019
Release Date: 2015-09-24
Genre: Literary Criticism

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Ein Vergleich der Darstellung der Mutter in Maya Angelous I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings und Virginia Woolfs A Sketch of the Past

Author: Britta Worbs
Publisher: GRIN Verlag
ISBN: 9783656058007
Release Date: 2011

Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1.0, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Women and Autobiography, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Es findet ein Vergleich der Autobiographien von Angelous und Woolf statt. Mein Prof. schrieb mir auf die Arbeit folgenden Komentar: "Eine wirklich gelungene (unterstrichen) close reading-Analys der beiden Texte - mit sehr viel Einfuhlungsvermogen und unter Auswertung der einschlagigen Sekundarliteratur verfasst. Well done ", Abstract: Die vorliegende Hausarbeit beschaftigt sich mit der Rolle der Mutter in den Autobiografien "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" von Maya Angelou und Virginia Woolfs "A Sketch of the Past." Auf den ersten Blick erscheint ein Vergleich der Mutter dieser Autorinnen bzw. deren Darstellung weit hergeholt, ein zweiter Blick zeigt jedoch viele Gemeinsamkeiten in den Lebenslaufen der Autorinnen. Woolf wurde am 25. Januar 1882 im viktorianischen London geboren und wuchs in einem upper-middle-class" Haushalt auf. Sie lebte zusammen mit ihren Eltern und sieben Geschwistern. Die Mutter, Julia Stephens, verstarb als Virginia Woolf 13 Jahre alt war. Maya Angelou, geboren am 4. April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, hingegen verbrachte den Grossteil ihrer Kindheit zusammen mit ihrem Bruder Bailey in Stamps, Arkansas, bei der Grossmutter vaterlicherseits. Bei der Mutter, Vivian Baxter, lebte sie nur bis zu ihrem dritten Lebensjahr und dann wieder eine kurze Zeit, als sie acht Jahre alt war. Erst mit 13 kehrt Maya Angelou zu Vivian Baxter zuruck, um bei ihr zu leben. Beide Autorinnen berichten von der auffallenden Schonheit ihrer Mutter, haben selbst Probleme den eigenen Korper anzunehmen und beide finden grossen Halt durch ihre Geschwister, Woolf in Person ihrer Schwester Vanessa, Angelou bei ihrem Bruder Bailey. Ausserdem wurden beide als Kinder Opfer von sexuellem Missbrauch, innerhalb der Familie. Daher ist ein Vergleich"