The Hungered OneeBook - 2011
"Moving from Bullins's childhood in the Philadelphia slums to his incarnation as an artistic wanderer in Europe, then back to America as an officer in the Black Panther Party to resting finally in New York as resident playwright of a vibrant theatre in Harlem-The New Lafayette Theatre-The Hungered One gives us a glimpse into the fascinating life and times of one of this country's most-celebrated African American dramatists. These early writings explore loneliness and despair in beautifully crafted stories, and also give us an indication from whence Bullins comes and a hint at where he would like to go. They are all important because they are a testament to the creative beginnings of a groundbreaking and historically significant writer. Ed Bullins, one of the most prolific African American writers of his generation, has authored such works as In the Wine Time, Goin' a Buffalo, Clara's Ole Man, and The Taking of Miss Janie, which received the New York Drama Critics Circle Award for Best American Play of the 1974-75 season. He has also won multiple Obie Awards, Guggenheim fellowships, and playwriting grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, among other honors. Along with Amiri Baraka, Bullins is considered to be one of the key figures of the Black Arts movement. His book of short fiction, The Hungered One: Early Writings, was originally published in 1971."-- Provided by publisher.
Publisher: Brooklyn, NY, USA : Akashic Books, 2011
Characteristics: data file 1 online resource (200 pages)