The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, Baraka

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The Afro-Modernist Epic and Literary History: Tolson, Hughes, Baraka

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Meet the Author

Kathy Lou Schultz is an Associate Professor of English at the University of Memphis, USA, where she directs the Honors Program. She is the author of four collections of poems, most recently Biting Midge: Works in Prose and Some Vague Wife. Her articles have appeared in a wide variety of scholarly jourbanals including Contemporary Literature, Jourbanal of Modern Literature, and Jacket2.

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Table of Contents

1: Modern, Modernist, Afro-Modernist: Melvin B. Tolson in the 1930s and 40s
2: A Poem for the Futurafrique: Tolson's Libretto for the Republic of Liberia
3: 'In the Modern Vein': Tolson's Harlem Gallery
4: Bound By Law—Langston Hughes in/and the 1950s
5: Toward An Afro-Modernist Future: Langston's Hughes's ASK YOUR MAMA: 12 MOODS FOR JAZZ
6: Amiri Baraka's Wise Why's Y's: Lineages of the Afro-Modernist Epic

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