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Cranston S. Knight

Born: in
Pen Name: None

Connection to Illinois: Knight teaches history at Malcom X College and lives in Chicago.

Biography: Professor Knight is a member of the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations, The Association for Asian Studies and the Society of Midland Authors. He has taught at Columbia College and Loyola University in Chicago. He also lectures at various colleges and universities throughout the country. As an Afro-Latino poet, his voice is rich in the Latin-Africano culture and tradition.

  • International Poets Who`s Who, 1999. Honored Illinois Author, 1998.

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Cranston S. Knight on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

  I /
ISBN: 0965176800 OCLC: 35777457

The Hunan Press, Chicago : ©1996.

In the garden of the beast :
ISBN: 0883781174 OCLC: 35162732

Chronicling the lives of an African American soldier, his Vietnamese lover, and their child, this poetry collection deals painfully and poignantly with the reality of the Vietnam war.

La Brigada :
ISBN: 0883782405 OCLC: 52127547

La Brigada is about the people of color of "La Brigada," the international brigade that fought in the Spanish Civil War, 1936-1939. It is about Spain's impact on these individuals who supported, opposed, and observed the war. It is about those who struggled in a time vortex to save millions in a forgotten war, a forgotten country.--Page ix.

  Richard III
ISBN: 0780021177 OCLC: 54806624

Criterion Collection, [Irvington, N.Y.] : 2004.

Richard III: Begins by recapitulating the final scene of Henry IV, Part III with Edward IV being crowned king. In the background of the celebration, Richard jealously views the proceedings. Soon afterwards, Edward IV is murdered, drowned in a vat of wine. Richard becomes king and, after proceeding with a succession of intrigues and duplicities, he finds his kingdom in dire peril, set upon by Henry Tudor and mustering a final defense for his realm at the Battle of Bosworth. An immortal tale of lust, murder, treachery and the ruthless pursuit of power.