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Color, Sex, and Poetry : Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance

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... absorbing biographical study... " -Black EnterpriseMeticulously researched and thoroughly engaging... " -Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature... a splendid study... excellent... " -ChoiceColor, Sex, and Poetry provides both the bread and the meat of critical analysis and exploration of the lives of three Black women writers." -Belles Lettres... Hull succeeds not only in exploring writers whose work is hampered by their `split authorial personalities' but also in outlining the effects of economic circumstances on literary production." -SignsA biographical/critical study of three Harlem Renaissance poets-Angelina Weld Grimke, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Georgia Douglas Johnson-during a rich and colorful period. Writing from a black feminist critical perspective, Hull recovers these black foremothers and in the process shakes up the traditional black literary canon.show more

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  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 157 x 235 x 17.5mm | 408.07g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • 0253204305
  • 9780253204301
  • 1,679,661

Table of contents

Three PoemsPrefaceChapter I: IntroductionColor, Sex, and Poetry in the Harlem RenaissanceChapter II: Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)Chapter III: Angelina Weld Grimke (1880-1956)Chapter IV: Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966)Chapter V: AfterwordColor, Sex, and Petry: The Renaissance LegacyNotesIndexshow more

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"... absorbing biographical study ..." Black Enterprise "Meticulously researched and thoroughly engaging ..." Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature " ... a splendid study ... excellent ..." Choice "Color, Sex, and Poetry provides both the bread and the meat of critical analysis and exploration of the lives of three Black women writers." Belles Lettres " ... Hull succeeds not only in exploring writers whose work is hampered by their 'split authorial personalities' but also in outlining the effects of economic circumstances on literary production." Signsshow more

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