African-American Poets, Volume 2, New Edition (Bloom's by Harold Bloom

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Further, Harper complicates reader expectations of a polarized racial relationship. Rather than a clear tension of whites versus people of color, Rhode Island’s history contains another irony. While Williams’s banishment from Massachusetts Colony in 1635 followed from his religious differences with the Puritan establishment, he also protested the method of land acquisition through royal charter, which ignored Native American land rights altogether. Williams’s published criticisms (which do not survive) incurred the protestations of both John Winthrop and John Cotton, who each voiced a version of the Anglo immigrants’ attitudes.

30, no. 2 (Fall, 2000): pp. 169–75. Copyright © 2000 by The Iowa Review. 29 30 Max W. Thomas from which it draws. Marlowe’s queerness, rather, lies in his subversion of still-current models of pleasure and desire which emphasize either the economic connotations of seed-spending or the Petrarchan model of desire as a function of lack. Marlowe’s model of desire is of the infinite brink: Hero and Leander keep thinking they’ve exhausted themselves only to find even more pleasant things to do to each other; even Neptune finds pleasure, rather than Petrarchan woe, in Leander’s unattainability.

Lee’s mansion at Arlington and back again to Yaddo. Significantly, Harper details aspects of their placement and history that connect to his contention that “the Renaissance [was] built on slave trading” and his interest in the connections among red and black people in North America. He refers to Roosevelt’s mansion as being situated near Esopus, New York, a place named for the indigenous inhabitants, the Esopus (although it is usually called by the family’s name, Springwood, or placed at Hyde Park).

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