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The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History

Tolson, Hughes, Baraka

  • Authors
  • Kathy Lou Schultz
Book

Part of the Modern and Contemporary Poetry and Poetics book series (MPCC)

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Introduction

Analyzing the poets Melvin B. Tolson, Langston Hughes, and Amiri Baraka, this study charts the Afro-Modernist epic. Within the context of Classical epic traditions, early 20th-century American modernist long poems, and the griot traditions of West Africa, Schultz reveals diasporic consciousness in the representation of African American identities.

Keywords

America epic history of literature poem

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