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Author Smethurst, James Edward.

Title The new red Negro : the literary left and African American poetry, 1930-1946 / James Edward Smethurst
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1999
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 288 pages)
Series Race and American culture
Race and American culture.
Contents 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 respresentation and re-creation of the southern folk voice -- "Adventures of a social poet": Langston Highes 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 popular neomodernism --Hysterical ties: Gwendolyn Brooks and the rise of a "high" neomodernism -- The popular front, World War II, and the rise of neomoderism in African-American poetry of the 1940s -- Conclusion: Sullen bakeries of total recall."
Summary This text surveys African American poetry between the onset of the Depression and the early days of the Cold War. It considers the relationship between the thematic and formal choices of African American poets, and organized ideology from "proletarian" early 1930s to the "neo-modernist" late 1940s
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-275) and index
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Subject African Americans in literature.
African Americans -- Intellectual life -- 20th century.
African Americans -- Politics and government.
American poetry -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
American poetry -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Communism and literature -- United States -- History -- 20th century.
Political poetry, American -- History and criticism.
Race relations in literature.
Right and left (Political science) in literature.
United States -- Race relations.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98017128
ISBN 1423759923 (electronic bk.)
9781423759928 (electronic bk.)