Lost in Language & Sound: Or How I Found My Way to the Arts: Essays

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$18.99  $17.66
Publisher
St. Martins Press-3PL
Publish Date
Pages
160
Dimensions
5.5 X 8.5 X 0.37 inches | 0.47 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781250035561

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About the Author

Ntozake Shange (1948-2018) was a renowned playwright, poet, and novelist. Her works include the Tony Award-nominated and Obie Award-winning for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf, as well as Some Sing, Some Cry (written with her sister Ifa Bayeza), Sassafrass, Cypress & Indigo and Liliane.

Among her honors and awards are fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Fund and a Pushcart Prize. She was a graduate of Barnard and recipient of a Masters in American Studies from University of Southern California.

Reviews

"...if there's another writer in America who can write prose like this - with this sort of intricate layering of linguistic play - I wish someone would direct me to them.... If Shelley were reborn as a black woman in the mid-20th century, maybe he would write like this.... Shange roars with pure literary fire." --The San Francisco Chronicle

"The energy of Ntozake Shange's writing is often spellbinding.... lost in language & sound is an enthralling look into the engaged life and mind of a huge-hearted storyteller." --The Dallas Morning News

"The raw power of her writing, from the subject matter to her unconventional punctuation, aligns perfectly with the crescendo of for colored girls's success.... This is a profoundly personal yet all-encompassing exploration of words, movement, and the state of race in America." --Publishers Weekly (Starred Review)

"...emotional, grateful and often wise." --Kirkus Reviews