The Resource Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey

Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey

Label
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Title
Aphrodite's daughters
Title remainder
three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Maureen Honey
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Aphrodite's Daughters brings to dramatic life three lyrical poets of the Harlem Renaissance whose work was among the earliest to display erotic passion as a source of empowerment for women. Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery are framed as bold pioneers whose verse opened new frontiers into women's sexuality at the dawn of a new century. Honey describes Grimké construction of a Sapphic deity inspiring acolytes to express forbidden same-sex desire while she outlines Bennett's exploration of sexual pleasure and pain and Cowdery's frank depiction of bisexual erotics. Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery, she argues, embraced the lyric "I" as an expression of their modernity as artists, women, and participants in the New Negro Movement by highlighting the female body as a primary source of meaning, strength and transcendence. Honey juxtaposes each poet's creative work against her life writing, personal archive, and appearances in the black press. These new source materials dramatically illuminate verse that has largely appeared without its biographical context or modernist roots. Honey's highly nuanced bio-critical portraits of this unique cadre of New Negro poets reveal the fascinating complexity of their private lives, and she creates absorbing narratives for all three as they experienced sexual awakening in lesbian, heterosexual, and bisexual contexts. The vivid interplay between intimate, racial and artistic currents in their lives makes Aphrodite's Daughters a compelling story of three courageous women who dared to be sexually alive New Negro artists paving the way toward our own era."--
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1945-
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Honey, Maureen
Dewey number
811/.5209928708996073
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS 310 .N4 H66 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • American poetry
  • American poetry
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • African American poets
  • Women poets, American
  • African American women
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • African American arts
  • Grimké, Angelina Weld
  • Bennett, Gwendolyn
  • Cowdery, Mae V.
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • HISTORY
Label
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813570785
Lccn
2015037353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927401068
  • (OCoLC)ocn927401068
Label
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
xvi, 269 pages
Isbn
9780813570785
Lccn
2015037353
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)927401068
  • (OCoLC)ocn927401068

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