The New Red Negro

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

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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 more

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  • Hardback | 300 pages
  • 152.4 x 231.14 x 27.94mm | 589.67g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • New
  • 019512054X
  • 9780195120547

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Smethurst fills a gap in the study of African American literature....Extensive notes on the text and bibliography provide insight into Smethurst's sources and analysis and provide a basis for further scholarly examination of the period and its issues. * Choice *show more

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