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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
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 Grimke, 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 Grimke 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. Grimke, 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
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Cowdery, Mae V.
  • Bennett, Gwendolyn
  • Grimké, Angelina Weld
  • African American arts
  • Modernism (Literature)
  • African American women
  • Women poets, American
  • African American poets
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • American poetry
  • American poetry
Label
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Frontispiece; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraphs; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. The Lyric Poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery; 2. Angelina Weld Grimké's Sapphic Temple of Desire; 3. Harlem's Phoenix: Gwendolyn B. Bennett; 4. Shattered Mirror: The Failed Promise of Mae V. Cowdery; Epilogue; Appendix A. List of Published Poetry; Appendix B. Selected List of Unpublished Poetry; Notes; Bibliography; Further Reading; Index; About the Author
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ocn954678702
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
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unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570808
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unknown
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954678702
Label
Aphrodite's daughters : three modernist poets of the Harlem Renaissance, Maureen Honey
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
Frontispiece; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Epigraphs; Contents; List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; 1. The Lyric Poetry of Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery; 2. Angelina Weld Grimké's Sapphic Temple of Desire; 3. Harlem's Phoenix: Gwendolyn B. Bennett; 4. Shattered Mirror: The Failed Promise of Mae V. Cowdery; Epilogue; Appendix A. List of Published Poetry; Appendix B. Selected List of Unpublished Poetry; Notes; Bibliography; Further Reading; Index; About the Author
Control code
ocn954678702
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813570808
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)954678702

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