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20th-Century African-American Poets and Dramatists
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  • Authored by: Harold Bloom, editor
  • From the Series: Writers of English
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  • ISBN-10: 1-4381-9287-8
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-4381-9287-1
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 11/01/2018
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  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

This eBook provides biographical, critical, and bibliographical information on some of the most significant black poets and dramatists of the 20th century, including Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, Lorraine Hansberry, and Robert Hayden. Included are detailed biographies, a wide selection of critical extracts, comprehensive bibliographies, and introductions by noted literature professor Harold Bloom.

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Harold Bloom is Sterling Professor of the Humanities at Yale University. Educated at Cornell and Yale universities, the books he has written include Shelley's Mythmaking (1959), The Visionary Company (1961), Blake's Apocalypse (1963), Yeats (1970), A Map of Misreading (1975), Kabbalah and Criticism (1975), Agon: Toward a Theory of Revisionism (1982), The American Religion (1992), The Western Canon (1994), Omens of Millennium: The Gnosis of Angels, Dreams, and Resurrection (1996), and Shakespeare: The Invention of the Human (1998), a 1998 National Book Award finalist. The Anxiety of Influence (1973) sets forth Professor Bloom's provocative theory of the literary relationships between the great writers and their predecessors. His most recent books include How to Read and Why (2000), Genius: A Mosaic of One Hundred Exemplary Creative Minds (2002), Hamlet: Poem Unlimited (2003), Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (2004), Jesus and Yahweh: The Names Divine (2005), The Anatomy of Influence (2011), and The Daemon Knows: Literary Greatness and the American Sublime (2015). In addition, he is the author of hundreds of articles, reviews, and editorial introductions. In 1999, Professor Bloom received the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Letters Gold Medal for Criticism. He has also received the International Prize of Catalonia, the Alfonso Reyes Prize of Mexico, and the Hans Christian Andersen Bicentennial Prize of Denmark.

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