Color, Sex, and Poetry

Color, Sex, and Poetry

Three Women Writers of the Harlem Renaissance
Gloria T. Hull
Distribution: World
Publication date: 6/1/1987
Format: paper 256 pages
ISBN: 978-0-253-20430-1
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1988 Honorable Mentionâ€"Emily Toth Award
“ . . . absorbing biographical study . . . ” —Black Enterprise

“Meticulously researched and thoroughly engaging . . . ” —Tulsa Studies in Women’s Literature

“ . . . a splendid study . . . excellent . . . ” —Choice

“Color, Sex, and Poetry provides both the bread and the meat of critical analysis and exploration of the lives of three Black women writers.” —Belles Lettres

“ . . . Hull succeeds not only in exploring writers whose work is hampered by their ‘split authorial personalities’ but also in outlining the effects of economic circumstances on literary production.” —Signs

A biographical/critical study of three Harlem Renaissance poets—Angelina Weld Grimké, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, and Georgia Douglas Johnson—during a rich and colorful period. Writing from a black feminist critical perspective, Hull recovers these black foremothers and in the process shakes up the traditional black literary canon.

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Table of Contents

Three Poems

Preface

Chapter I: Introduction
Color, Sex, and Poetry in the Harlem Renaissance

Chapter II: Alice Dunbar-Nelson (1875-1935)

Chapter III: Angelina Weld Grimke (1880-1956)

Chapter IV: Georgia Douglas Johnson (1880-1966)

Chapter V: Afterword
Color, Sex, and Petry: The Renaissance Legacy

Notes
Index