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Black American Poets & Dramatists of the Harlem Renaissance (Writers of English)

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-- Covers more than 1,400 of the most important authors who write in English
-- Ranges from the author of Beowulf to present-day writers
-- Includes writers in the Caribbean, Africa, Asia, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand
-- Each volume covers approximately 12 authors and includes a concise biography, a selection of critical extracts, and a complete and up-to-date bibliogra
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Published December 1st 1994 by Turtleback Books
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Jan 01, 2012 Bob rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I started skimming through this hoping for more info on Nella Larsen but I can't find any mention. The book is formally confined to a selected "10 Best" Harlem Renaissance writers but lots of others are mentioned in passing. One could observe that only one of the ten is female (Georgia Douglas Johnson) and a writer (to my mind) as significant as Zora Neale Hurston is mentioned mainly in the context of Sterling Brown saying she was hard to get along with. But canon-building has to start somewhere ...more
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Bloom is a literary critic, and currently a Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Since the publication of his first book in 1959, Bloom has written more than 20 books of literary criticism, several books discussing religion, and one novel. He has edited hundreds of anthologies.
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