About the author: Dr. Qun Wang is Tenured Associate Professor in the Humanities at California State University, Monterey Bay. He received his PhD from the University of Oregon, Eugene. In addition to publishing many articles, reviews, and short stories, h1999 0-7734-7942-2
Exploress Wilson's emphasis on African American language forms, histories and identities, particularly examining his linguistic and metaphoric borrowing from the blues. It examines the aesthetic debates on African American artists from the Harlem Renaissance to the Black Arts Movement of the 1960s. After establishing the cultural and artistic frame, the study then devotes a chapter each to Wilson's most celebrated plays: Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, Fences, Joe Turner's Come and Gone, The Piano Lesson, Two Trains Running, and Seven Guitars.