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 .

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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

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The Physical Object
FormatHardcover
Number of Pages283
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11351949M
ISBN 100813925053
ISBN 109780813925059

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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 shows how traditional poetics enable African American poets to insert racial experience, racial.

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 shows how traditional poetics enable African American poets to insert racial experience, racial protest, and Price: $   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.

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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.

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