Maya Angelou | Critical Essay by Alleen Pace Nilsen

This literature criticism consists of approximately 2 pages of analysis & critique of Maya Angelou.
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Critical Essay by Alleen Pace Nilsen

Besides the always present Angelou zest and style, a value of [Singin' and Swingin' and Gettin' Merry Like Christmas] is that it covers the period of her life when she made the transition from being a part-time clerk in a record store to being "somebody." The part of the book that fascinated me the most was the recounting of her tour as a featured dancer in "Porgy and Bess" when it played in Italy, France, Greece, Yugoslavia, and Egypt. Because of the cast of characters, Angelou's keen sense of observation, and her lively writing, this is no ordinary travelogue. For readers who have a harder time getting into poetry than into prose, this book might make an exciting introduction to Angelou's poetry. (pp. 87-8)

Alleen Pace Nilsen, in English Journal (copyright © 1977 by the National Council of...

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