Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice

3.75 avg rating
( 4 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780813101804: Gwendolyn Brooks: Poetry and the Heroic Voice

Gwendolyn Brooks is one of the major American poets of this century and the first black woman to win the Pulitzer Prize for poetry (1950). Yet far less critical attention has focused on her work than on that of her peers.

In this comprehensive biocritical study, Melhem―herself a poet and critic―traces the development of Brooks's poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville, Annie Allen, and The Bean Eaters, to the more recent In the Mecca, Riot, and To Disembark.

In addition to analyzing the poetic devices used, Melhem examines the biographical, historical, and literary contexts of Brooks's poetry: her upbringing and education, her political involvement in the struggle for civil rights, her efforts on behalf of young black poets, her role as a teacher, and her influence on black letters. Among the many sources examined are such revealing documents as Brooks's correspondence with her editor of twenty years and with other writers and critics.

From Melhem's illuminating study emerges a picture of the poet as prophet. Brooks's work, she shows, is consciously charged with the quest for emancipation and leadership, for black unity and pride. At the same time, Brooks is seen as one of the preeminent American poets of this century, influencing both African American letters and American literature generally. This important book is an indispensable guide to the work of a consummate poet.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

D. H. Melhem, author of three books of poetry, is a member of the faculty at the New School for Social Research and is adjunct professor of The Union for Experimenting Colleges and Universities.

Review:

"Melhem is delightfully militant about becoming the critic needed for a poet who 'is our multiethnic, multiracial American artistic heritage.' We require such critics as we need such poets; Melhem's work points Americanist literary scholarship in a direction it must go."―American Literature

"The first comprehensive study of the poet."―Brooklyn Daily Eagle

"Melhem, in authenticating Brooks as a 'major' poet, achieves indeed a resource needed now."―Choice

"Thanks for pulling me into History. . . . Bravo!"―Gwendolyn Brooks

"A highly needed examination of themes and techniques of all of Brook's works. . . . A valuable contribution to the Brooks scholarship."―Journal of Modern Literature

"Will help bring Brooks the wide attention and appreciation that she has earned. Highly recommended."―Library Journal

"Timely, enjoyable, and useful. . . . Finely arranged and executed."―St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

D.H. Melhem
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BWB
(Valley Stream, NY, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Book Condition: New. Depending on your location, this item may ship from the US or UK. Bookseller Inventory # 97808131018040000000

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 28.63
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

2.

Melhem, D. H.
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Quantity Available: 8
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 1988. PAP. Book Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Bookseller Inventory # TU-9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 26.05
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

3.

D.H. Melhem
Published by The University Press of Kentucky, United States (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository US
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This comprehensive biocritical study traces the development of Brooks s poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen to the more recent In the Mecca , Riot , and To Disembark . Lightning Print On Demand Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 30.52
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

4.

D.H. Melhem
Published by The University Press of Kentucky, United States (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . Brand New Book. This comprehensive biocritical study traces the development of Brooks s poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen to the more recent In the Mecca , Riot , and To Disembark . Lightning Print On Demand Title. Bookseller Inventory # AAN9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 31.45
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

5.

Melhem, D. H.
Published by University Press of Kentucky 1988-07 (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Quantity Available: 5
Print on Demand
Seller:
Chiron Media
(Wallingford, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky 1988-07, 1988. Book Condition: New. This item is printed on demand. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. Dispatch time is 24-48 hours from our warehouse. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Bookseller Inventory # NU-LSI-06857485

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.93
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.00
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

6.

Melhem, D. H.
Published by University Press of Kentucky 6/21/1988 (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback or Softback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
BargainBookStores
(Grand Rapids, MI, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky 6/21/1988, 1988. Paperback or Softback. Book Condition: New. Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry & the Heroic Voice. Book. Bookseller Inventory # BBS-9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.69
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

7.

Melhem, D.H.
Published by The University Press of Kentucky (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # INGM9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 27.88
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

8.

D.H. Melhem
Published by The University Press of Kentucky, United States (1988)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Print on Demand
Seller:
Book Depository hard to find
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description The University Press of Kentucky, United States, 1988. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New edition. Language: English . This book usually ship within 10-15 business days and we will endeavor to dispatch orders quicker than this where possible. Brand New Book. This comprehensive biocritical study traces the development of Brooks s poetry over four decades, from such early works as A Street in Bronzeville and the Pulitzer Prize-winning Annie Allen to the more recent In the Mecca , Riot , and To Disembark . Lightning Print On Demand Title. Bookseller Inventory # BTE9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 33.03
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

9.

Melhem, D.H.
Published by University Press of Kentucky (2017)
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Print on Demand
Seller:
Murray Media
(North Miami Beach, FL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky, 2017. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Never used! This item is printed on demand. Bookseller Inventory # 0813101808

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 32.16
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 1.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

10.

D. H. Melhem
Published by University Press of Kentucky
ISBN 10: 0813101808 ISBN 13: 9780813101804
New Paperback Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
BuySomeBooks
(Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description University Press of Kentucky. Paperback. Book Condition: New. 280 pages. Dimensions: 8.9in. x 5.8in. x 0.6in. D. H. Melhem, an award-winning poet, is the author of Heroism in the New Black Poetry. Visit D. H. Melhems website: www. dhmelhem. com This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Paperback. Bookseller Inventory # 9780813101804

More Information About This Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Buy New
US$ 37.32
Convert Currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, Rates & Speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book