African-American Poets: Volume 1: 1700s-1940s (Bloom's by Harold Bloom

By Harold Bloom

This quantity makes a speciality of the imperative African-American poets from colonial occasions to the Harlem Renaissance and the realm struggle II period, paying tribute to a wealthy history that has deeply stimulated the nation's literature. Poets coated during this quantity contain Phillis Wheatley, writer of the 1st quantity of verse released by means of an African American, and the seminal figures Gwendolyn Brooks, Countee Cullen, Paul Lawrence Dunbar, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Jean Toomer. entire with a chronology, bibliography, and notes at the participants, this new quantity within the "Bloom's smooth serious perspectives" sequence additionally good points an essay by way of famous literary critic Harold Bloom, who introduces the quantity along with his techniques in this crew of bright poets whose paintings has altered the panorama of yankee literature.

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