Trade Ed. Random House Audio 2002
DD ISBN 9780553755763 $12.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2002
CD ISBN 9780736686068 $36.00 Four CDs
DD ISBN 9781415947845 $38.00
Inaugural poet, writer, singer, and emotive teacher, Maya Angelou completes her sixth volume of autobiography with A SONG FLUNG UP TO HEAVEN. Listeners are treated to songs, chants, verse, and a full measure of musicality throughout her performance. Using her vocal training, she expresses the emotional quotient of her writing with sustained energy. Angelou embraces the listener in this autobiography which begins in the mid-’60s. She draws you in, places you with her on the plane from Ghana, returning home to work with Malcolm X; on the street in Watts, smelling the acrid smoke; in a bar with James Baldwin, marshaling strength to begin writing I KNOW WHY THE CAGED BIRD SINGS. She is telling YOU her story. She confides her thoughts and shares her emotional and intellectual responses to events. Every word is as carefully chosen as her poetry. Rhythms evolve and change, moving through the story. The prose is poetry. Listeners are treated to a unique experience and can revel in what audio does best. R.F.W. 2003 Grammy Award Winner for Best Spoken Word Album © AudioFile 2002, Portland, Maine [Published: AUG/SEP 02]
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