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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

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781588369253

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Here is a book as joyous and painful, as mysterious and memorable, as childhood itself. I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings captures the longing of lonely children, the brute insult of bigotry, and the wonder of words that can make the world right. Maya Angelou’s debut memoir is a modern American classic beloved worldwide. Sent by their mother to live with their devout, self-sufficient grandmother in a small Southern town, Maya and her brother, Bailey, endure the ache of abandonment and the prejudice of the local “powhitetrash.” At eight years old and back at her mother’s side in St. Louis, Maya is attacked by a man many times her age—and has to live with the consequences for a lifetime. Years later, in San Francisco, Maya learns that love for herself, the kindness of others, her own strong spirit, and the ideas of great authors (“I met and fell in love with William Shakespeare”) will allow her to be free instead of imprisoned. Poetic and powerful, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings will touch hearts and change minds for as long as people read. “I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings liberates the reader into life simply because Maya Angelou confronts her own life with such a moving wonder, such a luminous dignity.”—James Baldwin From the Paperback edition.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: Spark Notes

ISBN: 9781586634407

Category: Study Aids

Page: 72

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Get your "A" in gear! They're today's most popular study guides-with everything you need to succeed in school. Written by Harvard students for students, since its inception SparkNotes™ has developed a loyal community of dedicated users and become a major education brand. Consumer demand has been so strong that the guides have expanded to over 150 titles. SparkNotes'™ motto is Smarter, Better, Faster because: · They feature the most current ideas and themes, written by experts. · They're easier to understand, because the same people who use them have also written them. · The clear writing style and edited content enables students to read through the material quickly, saving valuable time. And with everything covered--context; plot overview; character lists; themes, motifs, and symbols; summary and analysis, key facts; study questions and essay topics; and reviews and resources--you don't have to go anywhere else!

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (MAXNotes Literature Guides)

Author: Anita Price Davis

Publisher: Research & Education Assoc.

ISBN: 9780738673455

Category: Study Aids

Page: 169

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REA's MAXnotes for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings MAXnotes offer a fresh look at masterpieces of literature, presented in a lively and interesting fashion. Written by literary experts who currently teach the subject, MAXnotes will enhance your understanding and enjoyment of the work. MAXnotes are designed to stimulate independent thought about the literary work by raising various issues and thought-provoking ideas and questions. MAXnotes cover the essentials of what one should know about each work, including an overall summary, character lists, an explanation and discussion of the plot, the work's historical context, illustrations to convey the mood of the work, and a biography of the author. Each chapter is individually summarized and analyzed, and has study questions and answers.

Ein Vergleich der Darstellung der Mutter in Maya Angelous' "I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings" und Virginia Woolfs "A Sketch of the Past"

Author: Britta Worbs

Publisher: GRIN Verlag

ISBN: 3656058008


Page: 28

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Studienarbeit aus dem Jahr 2005 im Fachbereich Anglistik - Literatur, Note: 1.0, Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (Englisches Seminar), Veranstaltung: Women and Autobiography, 9 Quellen im Literaturverzeichnis, Sprache: Deutsch, Anmerkungen: Es findet ein Vergleich der Autobiographien von Angelous und Woolf statt. Mein Prof. schrieb mir auf die Arbeit folgenden Komentar: "Eine wirklich gelungene (unterstrichen) close reading-Analys der beiden Texte - mit sehr viel Einfuhlungsvermogen und unter Auswertung der einschlagigen Sekundarliteratur verfasst. Well done ", Abstract: Die vorliegende Hausarbeit beschaftigt sich mit der Rolle der Mutter in den Autobiografien "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings" von Maya Angelou und Virginia Woolfs "A Sketch of the Past." Auf den ersten Blick erscheint ein Vergleich der Mutter dieser Autorinnen bzw. deren Darstellung weit hergeholt, ein zweiter Blick zeigt jedoch viele Gemeinsamkeiten in den Lebenslaufen der Autorinnen. Woolf wurde am 25. Januar 1882 im viktorianischen London geboren und wuchs in einem upper-middle-class" Haushalt auf. Sie lebte zusammen mit ihren Eltern und sieben Geschwistern. Die Mutter, Julia Stephens, verstarb als Virginia Woolf 13 Jahre alt war. Maya Angelou, geboren am 4. April 1928 in St. Louis, Missouri, hingegen verbrachte den Grossteil ihrer Kindheit zusammen mit ihrem Bruder Bailey in Stamps, Arkansas, bei der Grossmutter vaterlicherseits. Bei der Mutter, Vivian Baxter, lebte sie nur bis zu ihrem dritten Lebensjahr und dann wieder eine kurze Zeit, als sie acht Jahre alt war. Erst mit 13 kehrt Maya Angelou zu Vivian Baxter zuruck, um bei ihr zu leben. Beide Autorinnen berichten von der auffallenden Schonheit ihrer Mutter, haben selbst Probleme den eigenen Korper anzunehmen und beide finden grossen Halt durch ihre Geschwister, Woolf in Person ihrer Schwester Vanessa, Angelou bei ihrem Bruder Bailey. Ausserdem wurden beide als Kinder Opfer von sexuellem Missbrauch, innerhalb der Familie. Daher ist ein Vergleich"

Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

A Casebook

Author: Joanne M. Braxton

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195116062

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 162

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With the continued expansion of the literary canon, multicultural works of modern literary fiction and autobiography have assumed an increasing importance for students and scholars of American literature. This exciting new series assembles key documents and criticism concerning these works that have so recently become central components of the American literature curriculum. Each casebook will reprint documents relating to the work's historical context and reception, present the best in critical essays, and when possible, feature an interview of the author. The series will provide, for the first time, an accessible forum in which readers can come to a fuller understanding of these contemporary masterpieces and the unique aspects of American ethnic, racial, or cultural experience that they so ably portray. Perhaps more than any other single text, Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helped to establish the "mainstream" status of the renaissance in black women's writing. This casebook presents a variety of critical approaches to this classic autobiography, along with an exclusive interview with Angelou conducted specially for this volume and a unique drawing of her childhood surroundings in Stamps, Arkansas, drawn by the Angelou herself.

Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 0791075621

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 100

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Includes a brief biography of Maya Angelou, thematic and structural analysis of the work, critical views, and an index of themes and ideas.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Study Guide and Student Workbook (Enhanced Ebook)

Author: N.A

Publisher: BMI Educational Services

ISBN: 1609335961

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

A Casebook

Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 160413187X

Category: African American authors

Page: 141

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Things Fall Apart, set in Nigeria about a century ago, is widely regarded as Chinua Achebe's masterpiece. Considered one of the most broadly read African novels, Achebe's work responded to the two-dimensional caricatures of Africans that often dominated Western literature. This guide contains a selection of contemporary criticism of this novel.

I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, by Maya Angelou

Author: Mildred R. Mickle

Publisher: Salem PressInc


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 285

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Presents critical analyses of the acclaimed work, overviewing its context in relation to historical, sociopolitical, and cultural perspectives.

I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (Study Guide)

BookCaps Study Guide

Author: BookCaps Study Guides Staff

Publisher: BookCaps Study Guides

ISBN: 1610428064

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: N.A

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The perfect companion to Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," this study guide contains a chapter by chapter analysis of the book, a summary of the plot, and a guide to major characters and themes. BookCap Study Guides do not contain text from the actual book, and are not meant to be purchased as alternatives to reading the book.

CliffsNotes on Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Mary Robinson

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544182138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 72

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. Piqued by a dare, Angelou wrote this first book as an exercise in autobiography as art—and succeeded. Her novel is a story of the difficulties of black women and the eventual victory of spirit that comes from being a soulful fighter. CliffsNotes on I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings helps you explore this tale of rebirth, self-worth, and dignity. This concise supplement helps you understand the overall structure of the novel, actions and motivations of the characters, and the social and cultural perspectives of the author. Features that help you study include A close look at the author's life which offers insight into her writing A list of characters and their descriptions Summaries and commentaries, chapter by chapter Critical assessments of the novel and the television movie adaptation Glossaries to help you fully understand the novel Critical essays on women in the novel and Southern Fundamentalism A review section that tests your knowledge, and suggested essay topics Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

Understanding I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historical Documents

Author: Joanne Megna-Wallace

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313302299

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 189

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Offers a look at the historical context of Maya Angelou's autobiography

Was ich vom Leben gelernt habe

Author: Oprah Winfrey

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 310403480X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

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»Eins weiß ich genau: Ihre Reise beginnt jeden Tag aufs Neue mit der Entscheidung aufzustehen, rauszugehen und das Leben zu genießen.« Die Frage „Was wissen Sie ganz sicher?“ hat die beliebteste Talkmasterin der Welt Oprah Winfrey 14 Jahre lang zu ihrer Kultkolumne „What I Know for Sure“ inspiriert. Daraus ist dieses wundervolle Buch voller Erkenntnisse und Offenbarungen geworden. Oprah schreibt über Freude und Belastbarkeit, Beziehung und Dankbarkeit, Ehrfurcht, Klarheit und Kraft. Die Texte bieten einen ungewöhnlichen und faszinierenden Einblick in die Sichtweise einer der außergewöhnlichsten Frauen der Welt. Aufrichtig, bewegend und humorvoll: Weis- und Wahrheiten, an die die Leser immer wieder zurückdenken werden.

A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410336018

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 15

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A Study Guide for Maya Angelou's "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students.This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Level 6: I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings Book and MP3 Pack

Author: Maya Angelou

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408274248


Page: N.A

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I Know why the Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou


Author: Imelda Pilgrim,Maya Angelou

Publisher: Longman Group

ISBN: 9780582368316

Category: American literature

Page: 96

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This classic series of plays, novels, and stories has been adapted, in a friendly format, for students reading at a various levels. Reading Level: 4-8 Interest Level: 6-12

Racism in Maya Angelou's I Know why the Caged Bird Sings

Author: Claudia Johnson

Publisher: Greenhaven Press, Incorporated

ISBN: 9780737739015

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 150

View: 7327

Presents essays that examine racism and other related issues in "I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings," discussing such topics as race and gender, humor and folklore, and death and rebirth.

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