Race and the Modern Artist

Synopsis

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.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Josef JaŘab
  • Jerrold Hirsch
  • Werner Sollors
  • Heather Hathaway
  • James E. Smethurst
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • New York
Publication year:
  • 2003