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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 striking ladies who have been on the leading edge of a majority of these advancements, poetic iconoclasts who pioneered new and candidly erotic kinds of woman 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 diverse backgrounds yet converged in overdue Twenties Harlem to go away an enormous mark at the literary panorama. She examines the various methods those poets articulated girl 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 that means, power, and transcendence.
 
The manufactured from large archival study, Aphrodite’s Daughters attracts from Grimké, Bennett, and Cowdery’s released and unpublished poetry, in addition to infrequent periodicals and biographical fabrics, to immerse us within the lives of those extraordinary girls and the realm within which they lived. It hence not just indicates us how their creative contributions and cultural interventions have been important to their very own period, but additionally demonstrates how the poetic center in their paintings retains on beating.  
 

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