And Bid Him Sing

Author: Charles Molesworth
Editor: University of Chicago Press
ISBN: 0226533646
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While competing with Langston Hughes for the title of “Poet Laureate of Harlem,” Countée Cullen (1903–46) crafted poems that became touchstones for American readers, both black and white. Inspired by classic themes and working within traditional forms, Cullen shaped his poetry to address universal questions like love, death, longing, and loss while also dealing with the issues of race and idealism that permeated the national conversation. Drawing on the poet’s unpublished correspondence with contemporaries and friends like Hughes, Claude McKay, Carl Van Vechten, Dorothy West, Charles S. Johnson and Alain Locke, and presenting a unique interpretation of his poetic gifts, And Bid Him Sing is the first full-length critical biography of this famous American writer. Despite his untimely death at the age of forty-two, Cullen left behind an extensive body of work. In addition to five books of poetry, he authored two much-loved children’s books and translated Euripides’ Medea, the first translation by an African American of a Greek tragedy. In these pages, Charles Molesworth explores the many ways that race, religion, and Cullen’s sexuality informed the work of one of the unquestioned stars of the Harlem Renaissance. An authoritative work of biography that brings to life one of the chief voices of his generation, And Bid Him Sing returns to us one of America’s finest lyric poets in all of his complexity and musicality.

African American Literature An Encyclopedia For Students

Author: Hans A. Ostrom
Editor: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440871515
Size: 10,95 MB
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This essential volume provides an overview of and introduction to African American writers and literary periods from its beginning through the 21st century. Provides an essential introduction to African American writers and topics, from the beginning of the 20th century into the 21st Covers the major authors and key topics in African American literature Gives students an accessible and approachable overview of African American literature

Countee Cullen

Author: Rana Tahir
Editor: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC
ISBN: 1502610698
Size: 13,77 MB
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Countee Cullen is known for his beautiful poems that epitomize the Harlem Renaissance. Learn about his life, influences, and contributions.

A Queer Capital

Author: Genny Beemyn
Editor: Routledge
ISBN: 1317819373
Size: 20,19 MB
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Rooted in extensive archival research and personal interviews, A Queer Capital is the first history of LGBT life in the nation’s capital. Revealing a vibrant past that dates back more than 125 years, the book explores how lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals established spaces of their own before and after World War II, survived some of the harshest anti-gay campaigns in the U.S., and organized to demand equal treatment. Telling the stories of black and white gay communities and individuals, Genny Beemyn shows how race, gender, and class shaped the construction of gay social worlds in a racially segregated city. From the turn of the twentieth century through the 1980s, Beemyn explores the experiences of gay people in Washington, showing how they created their own communities, fought for their rights, and, in the process, helped to change the country. Combining rich personal stories with keen historical analysis, A Queer Capital provides insights into LGBT life, the history of Washington, D.C., and African American life and culture in the twentieth century.

Countee Cullen Collected Poems

Author: Countee Cullen
Editor: Library of America
ISBN: 1598532707
Size: 12,35 MB
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A major and sometimes controversial figure of the Harlem Renaissance, Countee Cullen fused a mastery of the formal lyric with a passionate engagement with themes social, religious, racial, and personal in such books as Color, Copper Sun, and The Black Christ. Certain of his poems—“Heritage,” “Yet Do I Marvel”—are widely celebrated, but much of Cullen’s work remains to be discovered. This volume restores to print a body of work of singular intensity and beauty. This is volume #32 in The Library of America’s American Poets Project series.

My Soul S High Song

Author: Countee Cullen
Editor: Doubleday Books
Size: 20,97 MB
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Gathers poetry and prose by Cullen, Zora Neale Hurston, and Langston Hughes, leading literary figures of the Harlem Renaissance

I Too Sing America

Author: Catherine Clinton
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780395895993
Size: 12,42 MB
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A collection of poems by African-American writers, including Lucy Terry, Gwendolyn Bennett, and Alice Walker.

Que E Rying Religion

Author: Gary David Comstock
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 9780826409249
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The first multi-disciplinary look at the intersection of queer experience and religious spirituality.

Concise Anthology Of American Literature

Author: Frederick C. Crews
Editor: MacMillan Publishing Company
Size: 20,85 MB
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This book contains selections from Volumes I and II of the Anthology of American Literature, Seventh Edition. Carefully selected works introduce readers to America's literary heritage, from the colonial times of William Bradford and Anne Bradstreet to the contemporary era of Saul Bellow and Toni Morrison. It provides a wealth of additional contextual information surrounding the readings as well as the authors themselves. An expanded chronological chart and interaction time line help readers associate literary works with historical, political, technological, and cultural developments. Other coverage includes a continued emphasis on cultural plurality, including the contributions to the American literary canon made by women and minority authors, and a reflection of the changing nature of the canon of American Literature. For anyone who likes to read the writings of American Literature--and wants to understand the connection between those words and their place in American history.

The Tragic Vision Of African American Religion

Author: M. Johnson
Editor: Springer
ISBN: 023010911X
Size: 11,47 MB
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Many have used the term 'tragic' to refer to African American religious and cultural experience. After a studied meditation on and articulation of the 'tragic vision,' Johnson argues that African American Christian Consciousness is an expression of the tragic and a tragic expression of the Christian Faith.