Angelou, Maya: Further Reading
MAYA ANGELOU: FURTHER READING
Gerry, Thomas M. F. Contemporary Canadian and U.S. Women of Letters: An Annotated Bibliography. New York: Garland, 1993, 287 p.
Bibliography of North American women writers.
Lisandrelli, Elaine Slivinski. Maya Angelou: More Than a Poet. Springfield, N.J.: Enslow Publishers, 1996, 128 p.
Biography of Angelou with lengthy bibliographical index.
Collection of critical essays on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
Burr, Zofia. "Maya Angelou on the Inaugural Stage." In Of Women, Poetry, and Power: Strategies of Address in Dickinson, Miles, Brooks, Lorde, and Angelou, pp. 180-94, 219-21. Chicago, Ill.: University of Illinois Press, 2002.
Kent, George E. "Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings and Black Autobiographical Tradition." Kansas Quarterly 7, no. 3 (summer 1975): 72-8.
Argues that I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings occupies a unique place within the African American autobiographical tradition.
Lupton, Mary Jane. "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. "In Maya Angelou: A Critical Companion, pp. 51-73. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood, 1998.
Explores the thematic and stylistic aspects of I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
McPherson, Dolly A. Order out of Chaos: The Autobiographical Works of Maya Angelou. New York: Peter Lang, 1990, 176 p.
Examines the major thematic concerns in Angelou's autobiographical novels.
Megna-Wallace, Joanne. Understanding I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings: A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents. Westport, Conn.: Greenwood Press, 1998, 189 p.
Collection of essays placing Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings within political, historical, and literary contexts.
Miller, Adam David. Review of The Heart of a Woman. Black Scholar 13, nos. 4/5 (summer 1982): 48-9.
Positive review praising Angelou's storytelling abilities, characterizations, insights, and conclusions in The Heart of a Woman.
O'Neale, Sondra. "Reconstruction of the Composite Self: New Images of Black Women in Maya Angelou's Continuing Autobiography." In Black Women Writers (1950-1980): A Critical Evaluation, edited by Mari Evans, pp. 25-36. Garden City, N.Y.: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984.
Provides examination of black American female stereotypes and Angelou's development of new images for black women in her autobiographies.
Vermillion, Mary. "Reembodying the Self: Representations of Rape in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings. "In Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings : A Casebook, edited by Joanne M. Braxton, pp. 51-73. New York: Oxford University Press, 1999.
Explores the parallels between Harriet Jacobs's Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl and I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings.
OTHER SOURCES FROM GALE:
Additional coverage of Angelou's life and career is contained in the following sources published by the Gale Group: American Writers Supplement, Vol. 4; Authors and Artists for Young Adults, Vols. 7, 20; Beacham's Encyclopedia of Popular Fiction: Biography & Resources, Vol. 1; Beacham's Guide to Literature for Young Adults, Vol. 2; Black Literature Criticism; Black Writers, Ed. 2; Children's Literature Review, Vol. 53; Concise Dictionary of American Literary Biography Supplement; Contemporary Authors, Vols. 65-68; Contemporary Authors New Revision Series, Vols. 19, 42, 65; Contemporary Poets; Contemporary Popular Writers; Contemporary Southern Writers; Contemporary Women Poets; Dictionary of Literary Biography, Vol. 38; DISCovering Authors; DISCovering Authors: British Edition; DISCovering Authors: Canadian Edition; DISCovering Authors Modules: Most-Studied Authors, Multicultural, Poets, and Popular Fiction and Genre Authors; DISCovering Authors 3.0; Exploring Novels; Exploring Poetry; Literature and Its Times, Vol. 4; Literature Resource Center; Major Authors and Illustrators for Children and Young Adults Supplement; Major 20th-Century Writers, Eds. 1, 2; Modern American Women Writers; Nonfiction Classics for Students; Novels for Students, Vol. 2; Poetry Criticism, Vol. 32; Poetry for Students, Vols. 2, 3; Reference Guide to American Literature; Reference Guide to Short Fiction; St. James Guide to Young Adult Writers; Something About the Author, Vol. 49; World Literature Criticism Supplement; and Writers for Young Adults.