In a Minor Chord: Three Afro-American Writers and Their Search for Identity

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Index
Acker, Merrall, Conduit Company, 9
Afro-Americans: literary creativity, xvi, 2, 34; stereotypes of, xvii, 67, 87
Anderson, Sherwood: praise of Toomer, 2, 4, 127n59; on Toomer's style, 3; literary influence on Toomer, 11 19, 124n23, 126n42
Baldwin, James, xx
Ballad of the Brown Girl, The. See Cullen, Countee
Black Christ, The. See Cullen Countee
Boas, Franz, 90, 92
Bone, Robert: on Cane, 5, 6; on Hurston, 101, 113
Boni and Liveright, Inc.: contract for Cane, 14; Toomer's rejection of identification as Negro, 32; acceptance of Cane, 126n42. See also Liveright, Horace
Bontemps, Arna: as writer, xix; on Toomer, 5; on Hurston, 92, 95
Braithwaite, William Stanley, 2
Brawley, Benjamin, xviii, 4
Bronz, Stephen: on Cullen, 60
Brooks, Gwendolyn, xx, xxi
Broom, 1, 14
Brown, William Wells, xv, 116
Burke, Kenneth, 33, 44
Bynner, Witter: on Cullen, 64; poetry contests, 64, 65
Cane: critical reactions, 2.; significance, 3-5; analysis, 14- 30; structure, 14, 124-25n- 23; swan song, 30; influences on, 126n42
Caroling Dusk, 63
Chesnutt, Charles W., xvi, 2, 117
Christopher Cat, 85-87 passim
Color. See Cullen, Countee
Content, Marjorie. See Toomer, Marjorie Content
Copper Sun, 63, 73
Crane, Hart, 33
Cullen Countee: literary reputation, xix, xxi-xxii, 60, 64, 66, 67, 69, 70, 72-74 passim, 88; on Africa, 61, 65, 67, 68, 84; on love, 61, 68, 74, 84; on poetry, 61, 71, 73; desire for black god, 61, 68, 75-77; education, 62; life, 62-63; parents, 62; literary prizes., 62-65 passim; strengths as poet, 63-64, 68,

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Preface vii
  • Acknowledgments xiii
  • Introduction xv
  • 1 - Jean Toomer: Exile 1
  • 2 - Countee Cullen: The Lost Ariel 60
  • 3 - Zora Neale Hurstun: The Wandering Mistrel 89
  • Selected Bibliography 138
  • Index 148
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