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Black Post-BlacknessThe Black Arts Movement and Twenty-First-Century Aesthetics$
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Margo Natalie Crawford

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780252041006

Published to Illinois Scholarship Online: January 2018

DOI: 10.5406/illinois/9780252041006.001.0001

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The Aesthetics of Anticipation

The Aesthetics of Anticipation

(p.18) 1 The Aesthetics of Anticipation
Black Post-Blackness

Margo Natalie Crawford

University of Illinois Press

The first chapter argues that black aesthetics pivot on the spirit of anticipation. The first section of this chapter focuses on the 1920 and 30s Harlem Renaissance anticipation of the Black Arts Movement. Crawford then shows how the Black Arts Movement anticipates the post-black maneuvers of the 21st century. This chapter examines literature written by Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, Claudia Rankine, Amiri Baraka, Gwendolyn Brooks, and others.

Keywords:   anticipation, Harlem Renaissance, Amiri Baraka, Claudia Rankine, Langston Hughes

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