Download e-book for iPad: Aphrodite's Daughters: Three Modernist Poets of the Harlem by Maureen Honey

By Maureen Honey

ISBN-10: 0813570786

ISBN-13: 9780813570785

ISBN-10: 0813570794

ISBN-13: 9780813570792

The Harlem Renaissance was once a watershed second for racial uplift, poetic innovation, sexual liberation, and feminine empowerment. Aphrodite’s Daughters introduces us to 3 outstanding ladies who have been on the vanguard of a lot of these advancements, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic different types of lady self-expression.  
Maureen Honey paints a brilliant portrait of 3 African American women—Angelina Weld Grimké, Gwendolyn B. Bennett, and Mae V. Cowdery—who got here from very various backgrounds yet converged in past due Nineteen Twenties Harlem to go away a big mark at the literary panorama. She examines the various methods those poets articulated lady sexual wish, starting from Grimké’s invocation of a Sapphic goddess determine to Cowdery’s frank depiction of bisexual erotics to Bennett’s dicy exploration of the borders among sexual excitement and soreness. but Honey additionally considers how they have been united of their dedication to the feminine physique as a chief resource of which means, energy, and transcendence.
The manufactured from huge archival examine, Aphrodite’s Daughters attracts from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s released and unpublished poetry, besides infrequent periodicals and biographical fabrics, to immerse us within the lives of those amazing girls and the area during which they lived. It hence not just exhibits us how their inventive contributions and cultural interventions have been very important to their very own period, but additionally demonstrates how the poetic middle in their paintings retains on beating.  

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