2010 · Chicago
Tracing the interaction between African American writers and the literatures of ancient Greece and Rome, from the time of slavery and its aftermath to the civil rights era through the present, the authors offer a sustained and vigorous discussion of the life and work of Phillis Wheatley, Frederick Douglass, Ralph Ellison, and Rita Dove, among other acclaimed writers" (publisher's statement on d/j).
First edition, first printing.
Provenance: From the library of American collector Albert A. Howard; small booklabel ("AHA") at rear. Publisher's yellow cloth with red lettering to spine, in original dust jacket; small tear to one corner of DJ. Interior clean and bright. (Inventory #: 38225)