Index
Abrahams, Peter, 195-97, 200, 210
Africa: RW's trip to, 53, 83; and European culture, 58, 152, 197, 203, 210; nationalism, 186, 187, 210-11
African culture, 188, 192, 194, 195, 198, 201, 201, 210-11
African literature, 192-213
Afro-American culture, 89, 90, 97, 156, 174n1, 192, 195, 201
Afro-American literature, 12, 18-19, 80, 187
Afro-Americans and integration, 207, 211
Ah Feels It in Mah Bones (RW): 36, 42, 84; text, 236-37
Alexis, Jacques Stephen, 201, 204
Alger, Horatio, 14, 177
Algerian war, 152-53, 152, 183, 208
Algren, Nelson, 15, 16, 39, 68
Allen, Samuel W., 193, 209
Almos' a Man (RW), 84, 126
American, An, RW defines, 189-90
American Hunger (RW), 22, 86
American Mercury, 14
American Society for African Culture ( AMSAC), 186, 205, 206, 208, 209
Anand, Mulk Raj, 154
Anderson, Sherwood, 14, 15, 27, 30, 60, 76n25
Aragon, Louis, 18, 38, 43, 55n11, 72, 145
Argosy's All Story Magazine, 14, 27
Artzibashev, Mikhail Petrovich, 22
Aswell, Edward C., 48, 92n23, 147, 195
Atlantic Monthly, The, 182
Atomic bomb, 159, 160
Ba, Amadou Hampaté, 209
Baker, Josephine, 200, 205
Baldwin, James, 78, 151, 155, 1, 156n6, 180
Balzac, Honoré de, 22, 145
Bandung Conference, 34, 198, 203, 208
Barbusse, Henri, 22, 76n25
Basic, Count, 55n12
Batista, Fulgencio, 188
Beach, Joseph Warren, 23
Beauvoir, Simone de, 158, 1-59, 162, 168, 169-71, 173, 174
Bennett, Arnold, 20
Between the World and Me (RW): 26, 36, 37, 44, 83; text, 239-40
Bible, The, 24, 39, 40
Big Boy Leaves Home (RW), 68, 84, 108, 128, 130
Bilbo, Theodore, 90
Black Boy (RW): 12, 13, 21, 77, 85, 87, 90, 127, 135, 137, 138, 159, 174, writing of, 14, 96; religion in, 24, 40; childhood memories in, 31, 59, 84, 113, 121n12, -122-23; lyricism in, 34, 41, 46, 47, 53- South, father rejected in, 78-79, 80, 81, 89; fantasies and symbolism in, 96, 120n7, 124, 125, 130, 142; and black literature, 154, 195, 196, 210. See also American Hunger.
Black Hope (RW), 96
Black Metropolis (RW), 23, 101
Blackmore, Richard, 20
Black Power (RW), 15, 20, 24, 77, 153, 198, 202, 209, 210, 212n21
Black Yesterdays (RW), 130
Bloy, Léon, 155
Blueprint for Negro Writing (RW), 22, 24, 66, 67, 159
Blues (songs, etc.): 45, 55, 72; text, 248- 50
Blyth, R. H., 50
Boccaccio, Giovanni, 23
Bond, Horace Mann, 200, 209, 212n16
Bone, Robert, 97, 101
Bontemps, Arna, 18, 25n15, 36, 67, 78, 88, 174n1
Bright and Morning Star (RW), 19, 21, 64, 120, 193
Brooks, Dorothy, 199
Brooks, Gwendolyn, 193
Brooks, Van Wyck, 23
Bunyan, Paul, 19
Burke, Kenneth, 23
Burns, Ben, 182, 183
Burns, Robert, 19
Byron, Lord, 20
Caldwell, Erskine, 16-17, 18, 64, 84, 89
Camus, Albert, 148, 158, 159, 164-65, 166, 167-69, 172, 173, 174, 193

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