The negritude poets and their critics : a literary assessment and implications for education

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Georgie Blanche Latimer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Elizabeth Bowles

Abstract: This study was designed to define and to analyze the work of four negritude poets, Langston Hughes, Leon Damas, Leopold Senghor and Aime Cesaire, in relation to the literary assessment by their critics and potential implications for education. It proceeded to consider and to develop the interrelation of four broad areas: first, the traditional and changing place and role of literature in the school and college curriculum; second, the ontological and literary qualities of poetic negritude and its relation to the literature curriculum; third, the reaction of African and Western critics to negritude as a literary movement; and fourth, an assessment of negritude poetry and its historical reality and essential realism by responding to the poetry and by reacting to views of its critics.

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Language: English
Date: 1978
Hughes, Langston, $d 1902-1967 $x Criticism and interpretation
Damas, Le´on-Gontran, $d 1912-1978 $x Criticism and interpretation
Senghor, Le´opold Se´dar, $d 1906-2001 $x Criticism and interpretation
Ce´saire, Aime´ $x Criticism and interpretation
Negritude (Literary movement)
Harlem Renaissance
Poets, Black

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