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Publisher Comments:

"Heretofore scholars have not been willing--perhaps, even been unable for many reasons both academic and personal--to identify much of the Harlem Renaissance work as same-sex oriented.... An important book." --Jim Elledge

This groundbreaking study explores the Harlem Renaissance as a literary phenomenon fundamentally shaped by same-sex-interested men. Christa Schwarz focuses on Countée Cullen, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Bruce Nugent and explores these writers' sexually dissident or gay literary voices. The portrayals of men-loving men in these writers' works vary significantly. Schwarz locates in the poetry of Cullen, Hughes, and McKay the employment of contemporary gay code words, deriving from the Greek discourse of homosexuality and from Walt Whitman. By contrast, Nugent--the only "out" gay Harlem Renaissance artist--portrayed men-loving men without reference to racial concepts or Whitmanesque codes. Schwarz argues for contemporary readings attuned to the complex relation between race, gender, and sexual orientation in Harlem Renaissance writing.

Synopsis:

Heretofore scholars have not been willing — perhaps, even beenunable for many reasons both academic and personal — to identify much of the HarlemRenaissance work as same-sex oriented.... An important book. — Jim Elledge

This groundbreaking study explores the Harlem Renaissance as aliterary phenomenon fundamentally shaped by same-sex-interested men. Christa Schwarzfocuses on Count?e Cullen, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Bruce Nugentand explores these writers' sexually dissident or gay literary voices. Theportrayals of men-loving men in these writers' works vary significantly. Schwarzlocates in the poetry of Cullen, Hughes, and McKay the employment of contemporarygay code words, deriving from the Greek discourse of homosexuality and from WaltWhitman. By contrast, Nugent — the only out gay Harlem Renaissanceartist — portrayed men-loving men without reference to racial concepts orWhitmanesque codes. Schwarz argues for contemporary readings attuned to the complexrelation between race, gender, and sexual orientation in Harlem Renaissancewriting.

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-202) and index.

About the Author

A. B. Christa Schwarz is an independent scholar and lives in Germany.

Table of Contents

Preliminary Table of Contents:

Acknowledgments

List of Abbreviations

Introduction

1. Gay Harlem and the Harlem Renaissance

2. Writing in the Harlem Renaissance: The Burden of Representation and Sexual Dissidence

3. Countée Cullen: "His Virtues Are Many; His Vices Unheard Of"

4. Langston Hughes: A "True 'People's Poet'"

5. Claude McKay: "Enfant Terrible of the Negro Renaissance"

6. Richard Bruce Nugent: The Quest for Beauty

Conclusion

Notes

Bibliography

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780253216076
Editor:
Hine, Darlene Clark
Editor:
McCluskey, John
Editor:
McCluskey, John
Editor:
Hine, Darlene Clark
Author:
Clegg, Claude A.
Author:
Schwarz, A. B. Christa
Author:
Barry, David
Author:
Hine, Darlene Clark
Author:
McCluskey, John
Publisher:
Indiana University Press
Location:
Bloomington, IN
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
Sex in literature
Subject:
Homosexuality and literature
Subject:
Harlem renaissance
Subject:
Gay men in literature
Subject:
Gay men's writings, American
Subject:
African American men in literature
Subject:
African American gays
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
African-American & Black
Subject:
Gay & Lesbian
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series:
Blacks in the Diaspora
Series Volume:
107-292
Publication Date:
20030731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
4 bandw photos, 1 bibliog., 1 index
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
9.3 x 6.14 x 0.66 in

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"Synopsis" by , Heretofore scholars have not been willing — perhaps, even beenunable for many reasons both academic and personal — to identify much of the HarlemRenaissance work as same-sex oriented.... An important book. — Jim Elledge

This groundbreaking study explores the Harlem Renaissance as aliterary phenomenon fundamentally shaped by same-sex-interested men. Christa Schwarzfocuses on Count?e Cullen, Langston Hughes, Claude McKay, and Richard Bruce Nugentand explores these writers' sexually dissident or gay literary voices. Theportrayals of men-loving men in these writers' works vary significantly. Schwarzlocates in the poetry of Cullen, Hughes, and McKay the employment of contemporarygay code words, deriving from the Greek discourse of homosexuality and from WaltWhitman. By contrast, Nugent — the only out gay Harlem Renaissanceartist — portrayed men-loving men without reference to racial concepts orWhitmanesque codes. Schwarz argues for contemporary readings attuned to the complexrelation between race, gender, and sexual orientation in Harlem Renaissancewriting.

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. [187]-202) and index.
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