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Nationalism, Marxism, and African American Literature between the Wars: A New Pandora's Box (Margaret Walker Alexander Series in African American Studies) [Paperback]

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

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 Depr



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Pages   172
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.9" Width: 6.06" Height: 0.39"
Weight:   0.66 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Nov 15, 2002
Publisher   University Press of Mississippi
ISBN  1934110515  
ISBN13  9781934110515  


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More About Anthony Dawahare


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! 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".

Anthony Dawahare currently resides in the state of California. Anthony Dawahare was born in 1961.

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1Books > Subjects > History > Americas > United States > African Americans > History
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Criticism & Theory > General
3Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > History & Criticism > Criticism & Theory > Marxist
4Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > African American > General
5Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > United States > General
6Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > World Literature > United States > History & Criticism > Literary Theory
7Books > Subjects > Nonfiction > Social Sciences > Special Groups > African American Studies



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