Evans, Mari, ed.
Black Women Writers (1950-1980) A Critical Evaluation
. New York: Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1984.
A critical evaluation of the work of fifteen Black women writers, including the work of Maya Angelou.
Olney, James, ed.
Autobiography Essays Theoretical and Critical
. New Jersey: Princeton University Press, 1980.
A collection of essays on the nature of autobiography.
Tate, Claudia. ed.
Black Women Writers at Work
. New York: The Continuum Publishing Corporation, 1984.
A collection of interviews by Tate with 14 Black women writers, including an interview with Maya Angelou.
Stone, Albert E.,
Autobiographical Occasions and Original Acts Versions
of American Identity from Henry Adams to Nate Shaw. Philadelphia.: University of Pennsylvania Press, 1982.
An essential reference for students of autobiography in which Stone defines autobiography as a cultural act. Many references to Maya Angelou.
———. The American Autobiography. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall, Inc., 1981.
A collection of interpretive essays on the personal narrative, including many references to Maya Angelou.