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During and after the Harlem Renaissance, two intellectual forces --nationalism and Marxism--clashed and changed the future of African American writing. Current literary thinking says that writers with nationalist leanings wrote the most relevant fiction, poetry, and prose of the day.

Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature Between the Wars: A New Pandora's Box challenges that notion. It boldly proposes that such writers as A. Philip Randolph, Langston Hughes, and Richard Wright, who often saw the world in terms of class struggle, did more to advance the anti-racist politics of African American letters than writers such as Countee Cullen, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Alain Locke, and Marcus Garvey, who remained enmeshed in nationalist and racialist discourse.

Evaluating the great impact of Marxism and nationalism on black authors from the Harlem Renaissance and the Depression era, Anthony Dawahare argues that the spread of nationalist ideologies and movements between the world wars did guide legitimate political desires of black writers for a world without racism. But the nationalist channels of political and cultural resistance did not address the capitalist foundation of modern racial discrimination.

During the period known as the "Red Decade" (1929-1941), black writers developed some of the sharpest critiques of the capitalist world and thus anticipated contemporary scholarship on the intellectual and political hazards of nationalism for the working class.

As it examines the progression of the Great Depression, the book focuses on the shift of black writers to the Communist Left, including analyses of the Communists' position on the "Negro Question," the radical poetry of Langston Hughes, and the writings of Richard Wright.

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A call to recognize Marxism's underestimated influence on the course of African American letters

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [141]-156) and index.

About the Author

Anthony Dawahare is an associate professor of English at California State University, Northridge. He has been published in African American Review, MELUS, Twentieth-Century Literature, and Criticism: A Quarterly for Literature, and the Arts.

Table of Contents

Black nationalist discourse in the postwar period — The dual nationalism of Alain Locke's The new Negro — The dance of nationalism in the Harlem Renaissance — Marxism and Black proletarian literary theory — Langston Hughes's radical poetry and the "end of race" — Richard Wright's critique of nationalist desire — Beyond twentieth-century nationalisms in the study of African American culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781578065073
Author:
Dawahare, Anthony
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
Location:
Jackson
Subject:
History
Subject:
American - African American & Black
Subject:
American literature
Subject:
United States - 20th Century/Depression
Subject:
Politics in literature
Subject:
Race in literature
Subject:
Communism and literature
Subject:
African Americans
Subject:
United States - 20th Century (1900-1945)
Subject:
Black nationalism
Subject:
Socialism and literature.
Subject:
Nationalism and literature.
Subject:
Black nationalism in literature.
Subject:
African Americans in literature
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - African American Studies - Histor
Subject:
American - African American
Subject:
African-American & Black
Subject:
African American Studies; Literature; Political Science
Subject:
African American Studies
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
Political science
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Series:
Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies
Series Volume:
645-646
Publication Date:
20021131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
161
Dimensions:
8.78x6.80x.81 in. .98 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » African American Studies » General
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » US History » 20th Century » General
Humanities » Literary Criticism » General
Humanities » Philosophy » General

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