African-American Poets: Volume 1: 1700s-1940s (Bloom's by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

This quantity makes a speciality of the vital African-American poets from colonial instances to the Harlem Renaissance and the realm battle II period, paying tribute to a wealthy historical past that has deeply prompted the nation's literature. Poets coated during this quantity contain Phillis Wheatley, writer of the 1st quantity of verse released by way of an African American, and the seminal figures Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer. whole with a chronology, bibliography, and notes at the individuals, this new quantity within the "Bloom's glossy serious perspectives" sequence additionally gains an essay through famous literary critic Harold Bloom, who introduces the quantity together with his ideas in this team of bright poets whose paintings has altered the panorama of yank literature.

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