African-American Poets: 1700s-1940s (Bloom's Modern Critical by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

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By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom

Specializes in the important African-American poets from colonial occasions to the Harlem Renaissance and the area warfare II period. This identify covers poets that come with Phillis Wheatley, writer of the 1st quantity of verse released by means of an African American, and the seminal figures Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and Langston Hughes.

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Langford. 18. Spiller, Literary History of the United States, pp. 1253–62. 19. One of the first of these “reflective men,” of course, was Ernest Hemingway, who became journalistically involved on behalf of the Spanish Loyalists in 1936. See Sculley Bradley and others, The American Tradition in Literature 2:1453–55. 20. Mangione, The Dream and the Deal, pp. 128–31, 176–78. 21. Milton Meltzer, Langston Hughes, A Biography, pp. 207–17. 22. F. R. Leavis, “Shelley,” English Romantic Poets: Modern Essays in Criticism, ed.

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