Race and the Modern Artist

Race and the Modern Artist

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Definitions of modernism have been debated throughout the twentieth century. But both during the height of the modernist era and since, little to no consideration has been given to the work of minority writers as part of this movement. Considering works by writers ranging from B.A. Botkin, T.S. Eliot, Waldo Frank, and Jean Toomer to Pedro Pietri and Allen Ginsberg, these essays examine the disputed relationships between modernity, modernism, and American cultural diversity. In so doing, the collection as a whole adds an important new dimension to our understanding of twentieth-century literature.T. S. Eliot (1888-1965) and B. A. Botkin (1901-1975). What can be the purpose of juxtaposing these two individuals, the former the most famous of twentieth- century poets, the latter a folklorist unfamiliar to most readers? Readers whoanbsp;...

Title:Race and the Modern Artist
Author: Heather Hathaway Associate Professor of English Marquette University, Josef Jarab Professor of English and American Literature Palacky University, Jeffrey Melnick Associate Professor of American Studies Babson College
Publisher:Oxford University Press, USA - 2002-12-18

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