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Fettered Genius The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights by Keith D. Leonard

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Published by University of Virginia Press .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Poetry & poets: 19th century,
  • Poetry & poets: from c 1900 -,
  • Psychology,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • English,
  • USA,
  • Poetry,
  • General,
  • African American authors,
  • African Americans,
  • American poetry,
  • Civil rights movements in literature,
  • History and criticism,
  • Intellectual life

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11351950M
ISBN 100813925061
ISBN 109780813925066

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  In Fettered Genius, Keith D. Leonard identifies how African American poets’ use and revision of traditional poetics constituted an antiracist political agency. Comparing this practice to the use of poetic mastery by the ancient Celtic bards to resist British imperialism, Leonard Pages: Get this from a library! Fettered genius: the African American bardic poet from slavery to civil rights. [Keith D Leonard] -- "In Fettered Genius, Keith D. Leonard identifies the ways in which African American poets for several generations used and revised traditional poetic techniques to constitute a distinctive artistic.   Instead of being compromised by alien conventions, Leonard insists that generations of African American bardic, or formalist, poets—through the navigation of the tangled impediments that comprise their "fettered genius"—strove to represent an ethnic self that could adapt Western culture to African American art and life.   Free Online Library: Keith D. Leonard. Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights.(Book review) by "African American Review"; Literature, writing, book reviews Ethnic, cultural, racial issues Books Book reviews.

Table of contents for Fettered genius: the African American bardic poet from slavery to civil rights / Keith D. Leonard. Contents may have variations from the printed book or be incomplete or contain other coding. Contents Acknowledgments Introduction 1. "Bid the Gifted Negro Soar": The Origins of the African American Bardic Tradition 2. Genius Protagonist Books with main characters who are true geniuses (not just smart genius). All Votes Add I read three from in here and only the plot and story for Dirk provin in the Jenniffer fallon suits the genius title especially in the third book. Second comes Kvothe of patric ruthfuss in "then name of the wind". Genius Book Publishing, Encino, California. K likes. Genius Book Publishing is open to submissions of dark fiction and nonfiction. Submission Followers: K.   Book Review | September 01 Fettered Genius: The African American Bardic Poet from Slavery to Civil Rights; New Voices on the Harlem Renaissance: Essays on Race, Gender, and Literary Discourse Alisha GainesAuthor: Alisha Gaines.

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