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By Claudia Moreno Pisano

ISBN-10: 0826353916

ISBN-13: 9780826353917

From the top of the Fifties throughout the heart of the Sixties, Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) and Edward Dorn (1929–99), self-consciously avant-garde poets, fostered an extreme friendship basically via correspondence. The early Nineteen Sixties discovered either poets simply starting to put up and changing into public figures. Bonding round their dedication to new and radical different types of poetry and tradition, Dorn and Baraka created an interracial friendship at exactly the second whilst the Civil Rights circulation was once changing into a strong strength in nationwide politics. the main premise of the Dorn-Jones friendship as constructed via their letters used to be inventive, however the variety of topics within the correspondence indicates an immense intersection among the private and the general public, supplying a schematic map of what used to be so very important in postwar American tradition to these dwelling via it.

Their letters provide a bright photo of yankee lives connecting round poetry in the course of a tumultuous time of swap and mammoth creativity. studying via those correspondences permits entry into own biographies, and during those biographies, profound moments in American cultural historical past open themselves to us in a fashion now not simply present in reliable channels of historic narrative and memory.


Claudia Moreno Pisano is an affiliate professor of English at LaGuardia neighborhood university, urban collage of latest York.

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