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The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960 /

This the first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era. The years between these two indispensable epochs saw the communal rise of Richard Wright, Gwendolyn Brooks, Ralph Ellison, Lorraine Hansberry...

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Main Author: Jackson, Lawrence Patrick.
Format: Book
Published: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011.
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Table of Contents:
  • Three swinging sisters: Harlem, Howard, and the South Side (1934-1936)
  • The Black avant-garde between Left and Right (1935-1939)
  • A new kind of challenge (1936-1939)
  • The triumph of Chicago realism (1938-1940)
  • Bigger Thomas among the liberals (1940-1943)
  • Friends in need of Negroes: Bucklin Moon and Thomas Sancton (1942-1945)
  • "Beating that boy": white writers, critics, editors, and the Liberal Arts Coalition (1944-1949)
  • Afroliberals and the end of World War II (1945-1946)
  • Black futilitarianists and the welcome table (1945-1947)
  • The peril of something new, or, the decline of social realism (1947-1948)
  • The Negro new liberal critic and the big little magazine (1948-1949)
  • The Communist dream of African American modernism (1947-1950)
  • The insinuating poetics of the mainstream (1949-1950)
  • Still looking for freedom (1949-1954)
  • The expatriation: the price of Brown and the new Bohemians (1952-1955)
  • Liberal friends no more: the rubble of white patronage (1956-1958)
  • The end of the Negro writer (1955-1960)
  • The reformation of Black new liberals (1958-1960)
  • Prometheus unbound (1958-1960).