The indignant generation : a narrative history of African American writers and critics, 1934-1960 / Lawrence P. Jackson.
Author: Jackson, Lawrence Patrick.
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2011.
ISBN: 9780691141350 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
0691141355 (hbk. : acid-free paper)
9780691157894 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
0691157898 (pbk. : acid-free paper)
Description: xiv, 579 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Subject: American literature African American authors History and criticism.
African Americans Intellectual life 20th century.
African American critics.
African Americans Race identity.
African American arts 20th century.
Contents: Three swinging sisters: Harlem, Howard and the South Side (1934-1936) -- The Black avant-garde between Left and Right (1935-1939) -- A new kind of challenge (1936-1939) -- The triumph of Chicago realism (1938-1940) -- Bigger Thomas among the liberals (1940-1943) -- Friends in need of Negroes: Bucklin Moon and Thomas Sancton (1942-1945) -- "Beating that boy": white writers, critics, editors, and the Liberal Arts Coalition (1944-1949) -- Afroliberals and the end of World War II (1945-1946) -- Black futilitarianists and the welcome table (1945-1947) -- The peril of something new, or, the decline of social realism (1947-1948) -- The Negro new liberal critic and the big little magazine (1948-1949) -- The Communist dream of African American modernism (1947-1950) -- The insinuating poetics of the mainstream (1949-1950) -- Still looking for freedom (1949-1954) -- The expatriation: the price of brown & the new Bohemians (1952-1955) -- Liberal friends no more: the rubble of white patronage (1956-1958) -- The end of the Negro writer (1955-1960) -- The reformation of Black new liberals (1958-1960) -- Prometheus unbound (1958-1960).
Summary: The first narrative history of the neglected but essential period of African American literature between the Harlem Renaissance and the civil rights era.