Ich weiß, warum der gefangene Vogel singt

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag

ISBN: 3518759442

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

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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

And Still I Rise

A Book of Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 030780206X

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Maya Angelou’s unforgettable collection of poetry lends its name to the documentary film about her life, And Still I Rise, as seen on PBS’s American Masters. Pretty women wonder where my secret lies. I’m not cute or built to suit a fashion model’s size But when I start to tell them, They think I’m telling lies. I say, It’s in the reach of my arms, The span of my hips, The stride of my step, The curl of my lips. I’m a woman Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, That’s me. Thus begins “Phenomenal Woman,” just one of the beloved poems collected here in Maya Angelou’s third book of verse. These poems are powerful, distinctive, and fresh—and, as always, full of the lifting rhythms of love and remembering. And Still I Rise is written from the heart, a celebration of life as only Maya Angelou has discovered it. “It is true poetry she is writing,” M.F.K. Fisher has observed, “not just rhythm, the beat, rhymes. I find it very moving and at times beautiful. It has an innate purity about it, unquenchable dignity. . . . It is astounding, flabbergasting, to recognize it, in all the words I read every day and night . . . it gives me heart, to hear so clearly the caged bird singing and to understand her notes.” From the Hardcover edition.

The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307555283

Category: Poetry

Page: 288

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For the first time, the complete collection of Maya Angelou's published poems-including "On the Pulse of Morning"-in a permanent collectible, handsome hardcover edition. From the Hardcover edition.

The Complete Poetry

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0812997883

Category: Poetry

Page: 336

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Throughout her illustrious career in letters, Maya Angelou gifted, healed, and inspired the world with her words. Now the beauty and spirit of those words live on in this new and complete collection of poetry that reflects and honors the writer’s remarkable life. Every poetic phrase, every poignant verse can be found within the pages of this sure-to-be-treasured volume—from her reflections on African American life and hardship in the compilation Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ’fore I Diiie (“Though there’s one thing that I cry for / I believe enough to die for / That is every man’s responsibility to man”) to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in the poem “Still I Rise” (“Out of the huts of history’s shame / I rise / Up from a past that’s rooted in pain / I rise”) to her “On the Pulse of Morning” tribute at President William Jefferson Clinton’s inauguration (“Lift up your eyes upon / The day breaking for you. / Give birth again / To the dream.”). Maya Angelou: The Complete Poetry also features her final long-form poems, including “A Brave and Startling Truth,” “Amazing Peace,” “His Day Is Done,” and the honest and endearing Mother: “I feared if I let you go You would leave me eternally. You smiled at my fears, saying I could not stay in your lap forever” This collection also includes the never-before-published poem “Amazement Awaits,” commissioned for the 2008 Olympic Games: “We are here at the portal of the world we had wished for At the lintel of the world we most need. We are here roaring and singing. We prove that we can not only make peace, we can bring it with us.” Timeless and prescient, this definitive compendium will warm the hearts of Maya Angelou’s most ardent admirers as it introduces new readers to the legendary poet, activist, and teacher—a phenomenal woman for the ages. From the Hardcover edition.

The Poetics of Black Feminist Narrative. A Literary Analysis of Maya Angelou's Poetry

Author: Zafar Iqbal,Saima Parveen

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3668704767

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 18

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Thesis (M.A.) from the year 2018 in the subject English - Literature, Works, grade: 1.5, National University of Modern Languages, Islamabad (Institute of English), course: English Literature, language: English, abstract: In this research paper, the researcher has tried to find out the image of black female depicted in Maya Angelou's poems. This research has been conducted by qualitative and analytical method because this research has not numerical data. After collecting data, the researcher has analyzed poems and supported by particular idea of feminist Sara Mills. The researcher has chosen only three poems of Angelou from "The Complete Collected Poems of Maya Angelou which are ‘Still I Rise’, ‘Phenomenal Woman’ and ‘Caged Bird’". This study has been conducted by the use of black feminism theory and also focused on words, lines and stanzas. This research gives rise to enhance the argument in literature studies particularly Black Feminism self-esteem. Thus, it can enable others to organize research on African-American females. The analysis has explained that black woman’s different images are depicted in Maya Angelou's poems. In the first poem ‘Still I Rise’, Maya Angelou presents black female as a leader of the movement and challenges the society arrangement about black people. In the second poem, ‘Phenomenal Woman’, Maya Angelou describes a standard of beauty that beauty is not having beautiful face and slim smart body and thin lip. She says that a black woman can be phenomenal woman through her confidence and good personality and proud herself being black woman. In last poem ‘Caged Bird’, Maya Angelou shows underdevelopment of black woman due to tradition. As a coloured woman Maya Angelou raises her voice and says that soon, black people will be free. The present research concludes that author is presenting theme of hope in all above poems and she is a courageous black woman.

I Shall Not Be Moved

Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307802078

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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The best selling author presents a new collection of poems. This new volume of poetry captures the pain and triumph of being black and speaks out about history, heartbreak and love. From the Hardcover edition.

Celebrations

Rituals of Peace and Prayer

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307777928

Category: Poetry

Page: 128

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Grace, dignity, and eloquence have long been hallmarks of Maya Angelou’s poetry. Her measured verses have stirred our souls, energized our minds, and healed our hearts. Whether offering hope in the darkest of nights or expressing sincere joy at the extraordinariness of the everyday, Maya Angelou has served as our common voice. Celebrations is a collection of timely and timeless poems that are an integral part of the global fabric. Several works have become nearly as iconic as Angelou herself: the inspiring “On the Pulse of Morning,” read at President William Jefferson Clinton’s 1993 inauguration; the heartening “Amazing Peace,” presented at the 2005 lighting of the National Christmas Tree at the White House; “A Brave and Startling Truth,” which marked the fiftieth anniversary of the United Nations; and “Mother,” which beautifully honors the first woman in our lives. Angelou writes of celebrations public and private, a bar mitzvah wish to her nephew, a birthday greeting to Oprah Winfrey, and a memorial tribute to the late Luther Vandross and Barry White. More than a writer, Angelou is a chronicler of history, an advocate for peace, and a champion for the planet, as well as a patriot, a mentor, and a friend. To be shared and cherished, the wisdom and poetry of Maya Angelou proves there is always cause for celebration. From the Hardcover edition.

Phenomenal Woman

Four Poems Celebrating Women

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307807622

Category: Poetry

Page: 32

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Maya Angelou, the bestselling author of On the Pulse of Morning, Wouldn't Take Nothing for My Journey Now, and other lavishly praised works, is considered one of America's finest poets. Here, four of her most highly acclaimed poems are assembled in a beautiful gift edition that provides a feast for the eyes as well as the heart. (Poetry) From the Hardcover edition.

Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie

Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307833275

Category: Poetry

Page: 64

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Another remarkable collection of poetry from one of America's masters of the medium. The first part gathers together poems of love and nostalgic memory, while Part II portrays confrontations inherent in a racist society.

Maya Angelou

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1604131772

Category: African Americans in literature

Page: 178

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Provides critical analysis of Angelou's works.

Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well

Poems

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 0307833267

Category: Poetry

Page: 72

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This collection of thirty-six poems is, once again, eloquent evidence of Maya Angelou's continuing celebration of life: Here are poems of love and memory; poems of racial confrontation; songs of the street and songs from the heart.

Maya Angelou

The Complete Poetry

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Virago Press

ISBN: 9780349006215

Category: American poetry

Page: 336

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From her reflections on African American life and hardship in Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water 'fore I Diiie to her revolutionary celebrations of womanhood in Phenomenal Woman and Still I Rise, and her elegant tributes to dignitaries Bill Clinton and Nelson Mandela (On the Pulse of Morning and His Day Is Done, respectively), every inspiring word of Maya Angelou's poetry is included in the pages of this volume.

Heart of a Woman, Mind of a Writer, and Soul of a Poet

A Critical Analysis of the Writings of Maya Angelou

Author: Lyman B. Hagen

Publisher: University Press of America

ISBN: 9780761806219

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 180

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Maya Angelou's career encompasses several genres: poetry, prose, plays, and television. This book explores the entire prose and poetry of Maya Angelou. It traces the evolution of her development and her emergence into a personage of renown. To discover the source of her being, Angelou follows a popular black American exercise of searching for her roots and heritage by connecting generally and emotionally with selected African societies and cultures. This book compares her search for heritage with that of Alex Haley's. Haley traced his lineage through specific names and records, while Angelou follows a general avenue to Africa as the homeland. She vividly depicts through personal adventures the broad range of black experiences, both negative and positive. Through a life-long exposure to black folklore and insights, Angelou records a vivid view of life in which this all-encompassing book will allow the readers to compare and assess the extent of Maya Angelou's contributions.

Presentation of the Problem of Racial and Gender Equality in Maya Angelou's Poetry

Author: Kathrin Gerbe

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3638747999

Category:

Page: 40

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Seminar paper from the year 2004 in the subject English Language and Literature Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0 (A), University of Siegen, course: American Poetry, language: English, abstract: Maya Angelou is an African-American writer. Her people and their position in American society play an important part in her works. Much of her writing is based on personal experience, therefore her central topics are racism and the emancipation of black women in the USA. This term paper analyses her poems "Equality" and "Caged bird," discussing the issues of racism and female emancipation in the context of the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s.

Maya Angelou

Author: N.A

Publisher: The Creative Company

ISBN: 9781583412817

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 45

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An introduction to the life of William Shakespeare accompanies a selection of his sonnets and excerpts from his plays.

Maya Angelou

A Biography of an Award-Winning Poet and Civil Rights Activist

Author: Donna Brown Agins

Publisher: Enslow Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 0766039927

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 104

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"Read about Maya Angelou's life: her upbringing, travels, civil rights work, and her writings"--Provided by publisher.