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Collected Black Women's Poetry
Collected Black Women's Poetry
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About the Book

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.


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Product Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780195052565
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publisher Imprint: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Height: 172 mm
  • No of Pages: 382
  • Series Title: Schomburg Library of Nineteenth-Century Black Women Writers
  • Weight: 363 gr
  • ISBN-10: 0195052560
  • Publisher Date: 14 Apr 1988
  • Binding: Hardback
  • Language: English
  • Returnable: N
  • Spine Width: 29 mm
  • Width: 119 mm


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