American Modernism, 1914-1945 (Research Guide to American by George Parker Anderson

By George Parker Anderson

American Modernism: 1914-1945 covers American literature in the course of the time of battle and melancholy within the first half the twentieth century. This new examine consultant brings this crucial literary interval to lifestyles, offering scholars with thoughts for learning and writing.

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Indd 28 4/6/10 9:23:13 AM African American Literature and the Harlem Renaissance 29 America struggled with problems of poverty, literacy, and self-definition in the urge toward fully realized citizenship and fully respected humanity; the writers of the Renaissance chronicled and debated the progress and setbacks in this ongoing struggle. ” Included in the issue were writers such as Du Bois and the multifaceted James Weldon Johnson. There were poems by Anne Spencer, Jamaican-born poet Claude McKay, Cane (1923) author Jean Toomer, Angelina Grimke, Countee Cullen, and Langston Hughes.

Born in Chicago to a Danish mother and a West Indian father, Larsen in adulthood was repudiated by her white half sister. Alain Locke (1886–1954) Harvard- and Oxford-trained Howard University philosopher who played a crucial role in initiating what became known as the Harlem Renaissance by promoting the work of African-American writers. Charlotte Osgood Mason (1854–1946) White philanthropist and patron of writers, notably Hughes and Hurston. Mason liked to be called “Godmother,” and, though generous, was also deemed too controlling by the beneficiaries of her largesse.

Much of the work of the Harlem Renaissance is directly concerned with protesting racial oppression and countering dehumanizing images of African Americans that pervaded popular culture. ” How do these poems express racial pride and resistance to oppression? For social and historical context, see Alain Locke’s 1925 essay “The New Negro” in his classic anthology of the same title. 4. Many women writers of the period were deeply concerned about the double oppression of racism and sexism. Compare the presentation of African American women’s lives in Marita Bonner’s “To Be Young—a Woman—and Colored” (1925) and Marion Vera Cuthbert’s “Problems Facing Negro Young Women” (1936), both available in Patton and Honey’s Double-Take.

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