By Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom
Specializes in the critical African-American poets from colonial occasions to the Harlem Renaissance and the area battle II period. This identify covers poets that come with Phillis Wheatley, writer of the 1st quantity of verse released via an African American, and the seminal figures Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, and Langston Hughes.
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African-American Poets: 1700s-1940s (Bloom's Modern Critical Views) by Sterling Professor of the Humanities Harold Bloom