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Collected Black Women's Poetry (Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers)

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These four volumes collect the works of eleven poets writing in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Volume 1 presents two collections by Mary E. Tucker Lambert--Loew's Bridge, A Broadway Idyl, a poet's-eye view of lower Manhattan just after the Civil War, and Poems--and Infelicia, a dramatic work by the notorious Adah Isaacs Menken. Volumes 2, 3, and 4 contain works by nine other poets, all of which were published between 1895 and 1910, a particularly brutal era for blacks. But, surprisingly, only one of these women (Lizelia Moorer) protests the treatment of her race during this period of social upheaval and injustice. The remaining eight poets all conformed to the ethos of most black writers of the time, "whitewashing" their art while educating and uplifting their people. Their themes are traditional--love, nature, death, Christian idealism and morality, and family--and are for the most part couched in conventional forms and language. As interesting for the themes that they address as for those that they ignore, these selections offer a unique sampling of poetic voices that, until now, have gone largely unheard.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195052534
Editor:
Sherman, Joan R.
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Editor:
Sherman, Joan R.
Author:
Sherman, Joan R.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Literature/English | American Literature | 19th C
Subject:
American poetry
Subject:
Women Authors
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
General
Subject:
African-American women
Subject:
American poetry - African American authors
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
Series Volume:
500-138.
Publication Date:
19880431
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
2 halftones, 6 line drawings
Pages:
466
Dimensions:
6.91x4.96x1.50 in. 1.17 lbs.

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