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New Red Negro The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946

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ISBN-10: 019512054X

ISBN-13: 9780195120547

Edition: 1999

Authors: James Edward Smethurst

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The New Red Negro: The Literary Left and African American Poetry, 1930-1946 surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. The New Red Negro considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets and organized ideology from the "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s. This study examines poetry by writers who are canonical, less well-known, and virtually unknown.
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Book details

Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/15/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 304
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Introduction Of the Coming of the New Red Negro
African-American Poetry, Ideology, and the Left during the 1930s and 1940s from the Third Period to the Popular Front and Beyond
"The Strong Men Gittin' Stronger"
Sterling Brown and the Representation and Re-creation of the Southern Folk Voice
"Adventures of a Social Poet"
Langston Hughes in the 1930s
"I Am Black and I Have Seen Black Hands"
The Narratorial Consciousness and Constructions of the Folk in 1930s African-American Poetry
Hughes's Shakespeare in Harlem and the Rise of a Popular Neomodernism
Hysterical Ties
Gwendolyn Brooks and the Rise of a High Neomodernism
The Popular Front, World War II, and the Rise of Neomodernism in African-American Poetry of the 1940s
"Sullen Bakeries of Total Recall"
Works Consulted