Escaping the Cage: Identity, Multiculturalism and Writing
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Russell Banks, Susan Sontag, Maya Angelou, Camille Paglia, Stephen Greenblatt, Tom Wolfe and David Mitchell
In the first of this 10-part series, Escaping the Cage: Identity, Multiculturalism and Writing, we sample the range of attitudes toward identity, identity politics and multiculturalism. Among the highlights: Maya Angelou describes an emotional encounter with Tupac Shakur, Susan Sontag rejects self-expression as a writing goal, and Camille Paglia embraces multiculturalism while scolding academics for losing literature in a welter of special interests.You can also read excerpts from:
- David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas
- Russell Banks' The Darling
- Maya Angelou's I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
- Camille Paglia's Break, Blow, Burn
- Susan Sontag's Where the Stress Falls
- Tom Wolfe's I Am Charlotte Simmons
- Russell Banks: author, 'The Darling'
- Maya Angelou: author, 'I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings'
- Susan Sontag: author, 'Where the Stress Falls'
- David Mitchell: author, 'Cloud Atlas'
- Camille Paglia: author, 'Break, Blow, Burn'
- Tom Wolfe: author, 'I Am Charlotte Simmons'
- Stephen Greenblatt: literary critic
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