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African-American poets. Volume 1, 1700s-1940s

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism/Chelsea House, ©2009.
Series: Bloom's modern critical views.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : New edView all editions and formats
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the works of the African American poets Robert Hayden, Gwendolyn Brooks, Jean Toomer, Claude McKay, Langston Hughes, Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson and Alice Dunbar-Nelson.
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Criticism, interpretation, etc
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African-American poets. Volume 1, 1700s-1940s.
New York : Bloom's Literary Criticism/Chelsea House, ©2009
(DLC) 2008054305
(OCoLC)288933028
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom
ISBN: 9781438125657 1438125658
OCLC Number: 464532523
Description: 1 online resource (vii, 264 pages).
Contents: Robert Hayden : the apprenticeship : Heart-shape in the dust (1940) / Pontheolla T. Williams --
Gwendolyn Brooks : the 1940s : a milieu for integrationist poetics / B.J. Bolden --
Black modernism? The early poetry of Jean Toomer and Claude McKay / Wolfgang Karrer --
The adventures of a social poet : Langston Hughes from the popular front to black power / James Smethurst --
Inventing a "Negro literature" : race, dialect, and gender in the early work of Paul Laurence Dunbar, James Weldon Johnson, and Alice Dunbar-Nelson / Caroline Gebbhard --
Creative collaboration : as African American as sweet potato pie / Frances Smith Foster --
"Bid the gifted Negro soar" : the origins of the African American bardic tradition / Keith D. Leonard --
Rewriting Dunbar : realism, Black women poets, and the genteel / Paula Bernat Bennett --
The Harlem Renaissance : depicting the "new Negro" / Lena Ahlin --
A familiar strangeness : the spectre of whiteness in the Harlem Renaissance and the Black arts movement / Emily Bernard --
Lyric stars : Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes / James Smethurst --
What a difference a "way" makes : Wheatley's ways of knowing / April C.E. Langley.
Series Title: Bloom's modern critical views.
Other Titles: 1700s-1940s
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.

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Focuses on the principal African-American poets from colonial times to the Harlem Renaissance and the World War II era. This title covers poets that include Phillis Wheatley, author of the first  Read more...

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