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Author Wagner, Jean, 1919-
Title Poètes Nègres des États-Unis. English
Black poets of the United States; from Paul Laurence Dunbar to Langston Hughes. / Translated by Kenneth Douglas.
Imprint Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1973]

Author Wagner, Jean, 1919-
Series An Illini book.
Illini book.
Subject Dunbar, Paul Laurence, 1872-1906 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Hughes, Langston, 1902-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Harris, Joel Chandler, 1848-1908 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Du Bois, W. E. B. (William Edward Burghardt), 1868-1963 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Kay, Claude, 1890-1948 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Toomer, Jean, 1894-1967 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Cullen, Countee, 1903-1946 -- Criticism and interpretation.
Johnson, James Weldon, 1871-1938.
American literature -- African American authors -- History and criticism.
African Americans -- Intellectual life.
African Americans in literature.
Description xxiii, 561 pages ; 23 cm.
Note Translation of Les poètes Nègres des États-Unis.
Originally presented as the author's thesis, Sorbonne, 1963.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 513-545).
Contents Introduction : The Negro in the United States : Slaves and free men ; The Negro "inferior and subservient" ; The mark of oppression. The origins of black poetry : Written poetry in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries ; Folk poetry -- Paul Laurence Dunbar and his time : The Negro in the American tradition in Durban's time : The minstrels ; The plantation tradition in poetry : Irwin Russel ; Joel Chandler Harris ; Thomas Nelson Page and Armistead C. Gordon. The South's revenge -- Paul Laurence Dunbar : Biography : Childhood years ; Early successes ; Fame and its drawbacks ; The end. Dunbar and the plantation tradition : Dunbar and the plantation ; Dunbar and the South ; The poet and his theme. Rage consciousness and history : Past and present ; The search for heroes ; Dunbar and racial injustice. The poet of the people : The problem of dialect ; Dunbar and the Negro popular temperament ; The themes of Dunbar's popular poetry. The lyricism of heartbreak: Pessimism and religious doubts -- Dunbar's contemporaries : James Edwin Campbell : The theme of interracial love ; The people on Campbell's poetry. Daniel Webster Davis ; J. Mord Allen -- The Negro renaissance : The Negro renaissance : New forces : The role of W.E.B. Du Bois ; Black migrations ; Racialism and the new spirit ; The rehabilitation of the Negro past. The problem of self-definition : The discovery of the Negro and of Negro art ; Cultural dualism and its problems ; Art or propaganda?. The poetry of the renaissance : The poets and their public ; The poets and their themes ; Poets in conflict -- In search of the spiritual : Claude McKay : Biography : The Jamaica years ; The years in the United States ; Years of vagabondage ; Home to Harlem. The Jamaican sources : Authenticity of form ; Realism of peasant portraits ; Primacy of the earth ; Rejection of the city. The lyricism of militancy : Racial pride ; Hatred ; Target of hatred: evil ; The limits of hatred. Exoticism and the theme of Africa ; Harlem and Negro art ; The spiritual journey -- Jean Toomer : The destiny of Jean Toomer ; The poetry of Cane, or, the Pilgrimage to the origins ; Beyond rage: "blue meridian" -- Countee Cullen : Cullen's life : A mysterious childhood ; The productive years ; The last years. The dictates of the psyche : The burden of inferiority ; Death the liberator ; Pride as solace. Rage and the African homeland : Race in Cullen's poetic universe ; A black among whites ; Garvey and the African heritage ; Africa as a pagan symbol. Christ as symbol and reality : Christ as a sign of self-contradiction ; Mysticism and spiritual experience ; "The black Christ": a spiritual testament -- In search of the people : James Weldon Johnson : Biography : From Florida to Broadway ; In the service of country and race. Dunbar's disciple : Poetry in dialect ; Religious and patriotic conformism. Johnson and the new spirit ; Folklore and race: their rehabilitation : The condemnation of dialect ; The experiment of God's trombones -- Langston Hughes : Biography : The restless years ; Early successes ; A literature of commitment. From racial romanticism to jazz : Racial romanticism ; Rebellion: through a glass jazzily. The poetry of the masses : The social setting of the blues ; Class consciousness ; Religion and the masses. American democracy: promises and reality : The American dream ; The poet and reality. Toward a synthesis : Conclusion: Langston Hughes and Harlem -- Sterling Brown : Folk strength and folk frailties. The tragic universe of Sterling Brown : The white's conspiracy ; The black man and his fate ; The inanity of faith. Means for survival -- Conclusion.
Summary Includes chapters on Dunbar, Hughes, Claude McKay, Countee Cullen, James Weldon Johnson, and others.
ISBN 025200292X
0252003411 (pbk.)
9780252003417 (pbk.)
OCLC # 613569
Additional Format Online version: Wagner, Jean, 1919- Poètes Nègres des États-Unis. English. Black poets of the United States. Urbana, University of Illinois Press [1973] (OCoLC)551434973.
Online version: Wagner, Jean, 1919- Poètes Nègres des États-Unis. English. Black poets of the United States. Urbana, University of Illinois Press [1973] (OCoLC)609908252.