[156] Zofia Burr has countered Angelou's critics by condemning them for not taking into account Angelou's larger purposes in her writing: "to be representative rather than individual, authoritative rather than confessional". Angelou wrote five collections of essays, which writer Hilton Als called her "wisdom books" and "homilies strung together with autobiographical texts". Loving the world, she also knows its cruelty. At the age of 16, she became the first Black female cable car conductor in San Francisco. [98] A 2008 PBS documentary found that Angelou's maternal great-grandmother Mary Lee, who had been emancipated after the Civil War, became pregnant by her white former owner, John Savin. Angelou's depictions of her experiences of racism have forced white readers to either explore their feelings about race and their own "privileged status", or to avoid the discussion as a means of keeping their privilege. She was given a multitude of awards during this period, including more than thirty honorary degrees from colleges and universities from all over the world. "Maya Angelou: An Interview", pp. [163], According to African-American literature scholar Pierre A. Walker, the challenge for much of the history of African-American literature was that its authors have had to confirm its status as literature before they could accomplish their political goals, which was why Angelou's editor Robert Loomis was able to dare her into writing Caged Bird by challenging her to write an autobiography that could be considered "high art". (2009). According to scholar Lyman B. Hagen, her contributions to civil rights as a fundraiser and SCLC organizer were successful and "eminently effective". "The Poetry of Maya Angelou: Liberation Ideology and Technique". [174] Angelou, instead of depending upon plot, used personal and historical events to shape her books. Who, Moi? She published seven autobiographies, three books of essays, several books of poetry, and is credited with a list of plays, movies, and television shows spanning over 50 years. Maya Angelou (n. Marguerite Annie Johnson; 4ma di aprilo 1928 - 28ma di mayo 2014) esis Usana poeto, memorialisto ed aktivisto por civila yuri. Let us know what’s wrong with this preview of, Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women. Eventually, the paraphrase was removed. [30], After Angelou's marriage ended in 1954, she danced professionally in clubs around San Francisco, including the nightclub The Purple Onion, where she sang and danced to calypso music. "[73] Younge, speaking after the publication of Angelou's third book of essays, Letter to My Daughter (2008), has said, "For the last couple of decades she has merged her various talents into a kind of performance art—issuing a message of personal and social uplift by blending poetry, song and conversation. Acquistare è semplice: clicca sul prodotto che ti interessa, aggiungilo al carrello ed inserisci i dati di pagamento desiderati; puoi acquistare anche senza iscriverti al sito e se hai un codice sconto non dovrai far altro che inserirlo nella schermata di … [119][120][121][122] On June 15, a memorial was held at Glide Memorial Church in San Francisco, where Angelou was a member for many years. Above all, Maya learned about the power of love and hope.This is Maya's true story. [65][note 12] In 1981, Angelou and du Feu divorced. Frasi d'autore è una ampia raccolta di frasi famose, le migliori citazioni scritte o dette da grandi personaggi italiani e internazionali, classici Cecil Williams, Mayor Ed Lee, and former mayor Willie Brown spoke. "[131], Angelou's long and extensive career also included poetry, plays, screenplays for television and film, directing, acting, and public speaking. However, Maya rediscovered her voice through wonderful books, and went on to become one of the world's most beloved writers and speakers. "[60] Angelou worked as a composer, writing for singer Roberta Flack,[note 11] and composing movie scores. El editis sep autobiografii, tri libri de esayi, plura libri de poezio, ed esis autoro di listo de teatraji, filmi e televizion-programi dum 50 yari. [26][27][note 3] She took modern dance classes during this time, and met dancers and choreographers Alvin Ailey and Ruth Beckford. [138] Angelou studied and began writing poetry at a young age, and used poetry and other great literature to cope with her rape as a young girl, as described in Caged Bird. [51], In 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. asked Angelou to organize a march. Glazier found that critics have focused on the way Angelou fits within the genre of African-American autobiography and on her literary techniques, but readers have tended to react to her storytelling with "surprise, particularly when [they] enter the text with certain expectations about the genre of autobiography". Flowers introduced her to authors such as Charles Dickens, William Shakespeare, Edgar Allan Poe, Georgia Douglas Johnson, and James Weldon Johnson, authors who would affect her life and career, as well as Black female artists like Frances Harper, Anne Spencer, and Jessie Fauset. I suoi libri sono incentrati su temi come il razzismo, l'identità, la famiglia e i viaggi. After Savin was indicted for forcing Lee to commit perjury, and despite the discovery that Savin was the father, a jury found him not guilty. “I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. [63] As a theater director, in 1988 she undertook a revival of Errol John's play Moon on a Rainbow Shawl at the Almeida Theatre in London.[64]. [40], In 1961, Angelou performed in Jean Genet's play The Blacks, along with Abbey Lincoln, Roscoe Lee Brown, James Earl Jones, Louis Gossett, Godfrey Cambridge, and Cicely Tyson. She moved back to Los Angeles to focus on her writing career. [24][25], In 1951, Angelou married Tosh Angelos, a Greek electrician, former sailor, and aspiring musician, despite the condemnation of interracial relationships at the time and the disapproval of her mother. Cfarë do të thotë të jesh grua dhe me ngjyrë në të njëjtën kohë? One of America's most important classics, ... 5%. The first, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969), tells of her life up to the age of 17 and brought her international recognition and acclaim. Little, Brown Book Group, 2014 'In the first decade of the twentieth century, it was not a good time to be born black, or woman, in America.' She said, "It may take an hour to get into it, but once I'm in it—ha! 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