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Published by Chelsea House Publishers in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

Places:

  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.,
  • American literature -- African American authors -- Bio-bibliography.,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- History and criticism.,
  • American literature -- 20th century -- Bio-bibliography.,
  • African Americans in literature.,
  • Harlem Renaissance.,
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom.
GenreBio-bibliography.
SeriesWriters of English
ContributionsBloom, Harold.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsPS153.N5 B5335 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 160 p. ;
Number of Pages160
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1082293M
ISBN 100791022072, 0791022323
LC Control Number94005881

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  Black American poets and dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance by Harold Bloom, , Chelsea House Publishers edition, in EnglishPages: Countee Cullen, introducing his anthology, Caroling Dusk (), said of the African-American poets of the Twenties that "theirs is also the heritage of the English language." "Rhymed polemics," he added, did not typify his poets, who went back to Paul Laurence Dunbar () and then included James Weldon Johnson, Claude McKay, Sterling Brown, Langston Hughes, Cullen himself, and Jean. Black American poets and dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance edited and with an introduction by Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, © Paul Laurence Dunbar, greatly esteemed as a poet in his own brief lifetime (he died at thirty-three, of tuberculosis and alcoholic complications), seems today the major African-American poet before Sterling Brown and Robert Hayden.A writer rarely has been appreciated by so diverse a body of admirers as Dunbar: his circle of readers included President Theodore Roosevelt, Secretary of State John Hay, the novelist William Dean Howells.

  ENG - African American Literature: Harlem Renaissance. An online guide to Harlem Renaissance novels, poems, plays, short-stories, and nonfiction cataloged by the Library of Congress. Black American Poets and Dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance by Harold Bloom (Introduction by) Call Number: PS N5 B Author: Laurie Robb.   The renaissance began around and lasted until approximately Paul Dunbar, who died in , was a black poet who most Harlem Renaissance poets claim as their inspiration. There are many outstanding poets from that era, including Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, James Weldon Johnson and Countee Cullen. Langston Hughes. From the colonial era to the Harlem Renaissance, the Black Arts Movement, and forward, the voices of Black poets have boldly proclaimed, confronted, and documented the triumphs and struggles of postmodernity, post-colonization, and racism while also capturing the joys of community, human closeness, and love with honest and searing wisdom. A significant proportion of poets, as well as other participants in the Harlem Renaissance, were gay or bisexual, including McKay, Cullen, Locke, Dunbar Nelson, Richard Bruce Nugent, and perhaps Hughes. References to lesbian sexuality were also well-known in blues songs by Ma Rainey and Bessie Smith.

Black American poets and dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Biography: Document Type: Book: All Authors / Contributors: Harold Bloom. Authors, artists from this period ( or 50) or books written about the Renaissance. Score A book’s total score is based on multiple factors, including the number of people who have voted for it and how highly those voters ranked the book. Langston Hughes. Langston Hughes was a central figure in the Harlem Renaissance, the flowering of black intellectual, literary, and artistic life that took place in the s in a number of American cities, particularly Harlem. A major poet, Hughes also wrote novels, short stories, essays, and plays.   Langston Hughes is undoubtedly the most prominent poet in our cultural memory of the Harlem Renaissance, which is often thought of as the first big movement in black American poetry, though this is most definitely not where black literature begins in the U.S. Hughes Author: Christopher Soto.