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us: Gayle, Addison, Jr., 1932-1991


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    • us: Gayle, Addison, 1932-
  • Additional Information

    • Birth Date

        (edtf) 1932-06-02
    • Death Date

        (edtf) 1991-10-03
    • Birth Place

        (naf) Newport News (Va.)
    • Death Place

        (naf) New York (N.Y.)
    • Associated Locale

        (naf) United States
    • Has Affiliation

        • Organization: (naf) United States. Air Force
        • Organization: (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
        • Organization: (naf) City University of New York. City College
        • Organization: (naf) Bernard M. Baruch College
        • Organization: (naf) City College (New York, N.Y.)
    • Organization

        (naf) United States. Air Force
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        (naf) University of California, Los Angeles
    • Organization

        (naf) City University of New York. City College
    • Organization

        (naf) Bernard M. Baruch College
    • Organization

        (naf) City College (New York, N.Y.)
    • Gender

        male
    • Associated Language

        eng
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      Gayle, Addison, 1932-Gayle, Addison,1932-
  • Sources

    • found: Black expression, 1969.
    • found: The Addison Gayle Jr. reader, 2009.
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed via The Oxford African American Studies Center online database, July 27, 2014: (Gayle, Addison, Jr.; educator, lecturer, literary critic, essayist, biographer; born 2 June 1932 in Newport News, Virginia, United States; after high school joined the U.S. Air Force; BA in Literature (1965) and an MA (1967) in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles; lecturer in the English department at City College of New York; received distinguished professorship at Baruch College (1980); died 3 Oct. 1991 in New York, New York, United States)
    • found: Encyclopedia.com, March 13 2015 (Gayle Addison, Jr.,1931-1991; A pioneering critic and literary commentator, Addison Gayle Jr. helped define black literature in the United States through literary biographies of authors like Richard Wright and a number of critical works, including his provocative exploration of The Black Aesthetic. He also was a pioneer in teaching black literature, pushing for books such as Herbert Hill's Soon One Morning, to be taught in composition classes. A long time professor at the City University of New York, Gayle was known for his passion toward black literature and his need to spread that passion to others.) {http://www.encyclopedia.com/doc/1G2-2874300036.html}
    • found: African American National Biography, accessed January 28, 2014, via Oxford African American Studies Center database: (Gayle, Addison, Jr.; educator, lecturer, literary critic, essayist, biographer; born 1932 in Newport News, Virginia, United States; graduated high school in Hampton, Virginia; enrolled in the City College of New York (1960); earned a BA in Literature (1965) and an MA in English Literature from the University of California at Los Angeles (1967); procured a lectureship in the English department at his undergraduate alma mater; gained his literary reputation for his fiery introduction to The Black Aesthetic; became an assistant professor of English at Bernard Baruch College in New York; received a distinguished professorship in at Baruch College(1980); died 1991 probably in New York, New York, United States)
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