In this wide-ranging and original account of Modernism, Michael Levenson draws on more than twenty years of research and a career-long fascination with the movement, its participants, and the period during which it thrived. Seeking a more subtle understanding of the relations between the period's texts and contexts, he provides not only an excellent survey but also a significant reassessment of Modernism itself.
The Harlem Renaissance (1918 through 1937) was the most influential single movement in African American literary history. Its key figures include W. E. B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Langston Hughes. With chapters by a wide range of well-known scholars, this 2007 Companion is an authoritative and engaging guide to the movement.
This program explores Harlem's vibrancy in the Roaring Twenties as it depicts the lives of its visual artists through archival footage, newsreels, and a close-up look at the most significant personalities of the day: William E. Harmon, W. E. B. Du Bois, and Alain Locke. [90 minutes]
In this program, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker and renowned Langston Hughes biographer Arnold Rampersad talk about the “poet laureate of Harlem” with award-winning filmmaker Bruce Schwartz. Together they discuss experiences that shaped young Langston, how he came to be a writer, the beauty of his writing style, his practice of reaching out to aspiring writers, and the Harlem Renaissance as a literary and cultural watershed.
A prolific poet, novelist, literary critic, feminist and activist, Margaret Attwood has received national and international recognition for her writing. This is an extensive guide to her work from 1988 to 2005.
Follow this link to the article: Yezzi, David. “Confessional Poetry & the Artifice of Honesty.” New Criterion, vol. 16, no. 10, June 1998, p. 14. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&AuthType=ip,shib&db=f5h&AN=731303&site=eds-live.
A comprehensive and scholarly account of this popular and influential genre, the essays in this collection explore confessional literature from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, and include the writing of John Berryman, Anne Sexton, Ted Hughes and Helen Fielding.