By Pauline E. Hopkins
Pauline E. Hopkins (1859-1930), intelectual, activista y escritora, ha sido considerada por l. a. crítica como los angeles critical responsable de crear el ambiente propicio para que en el rancio Boston de principios del siglo XX naciera un primer florecimiento de las letras afroamericanas. ?La escritora negra más productiva de principios del siglo XX?, publicó cuatro novelas, siete narraciones, un breve compendio histórico, varios ensayos biográficos y una gran variedad de artículos periodísticos. El redescubrimiento de l. a. escritora es una pieza an important para recomponer el puzle literario norteamericano.?Conflicto de fuerzas? es una novela que reescribe l. a. historia de Estados Unidos desde el punto de vista de l. a. historia afroamericana. Una fabulación que pretende erigirse en correctivo de l. a. imagen estereotipada, aceptada y fomentada por los Estados Unidos de l. a. época, del hombre y de los angeles mujer afroamericanos, según los angeles cual l. a. perversión de los angeles imagen del negro permitía a los defensores de los angeles supremacía del hombre blanco continuar con su política de fraudulento robo de derechos, linchamientos y segregación racial.
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But though I have wept and fasted, wept and prayed, Though I have seen my head (grown slightly bald) brought in upon a platter,6 I am no prophet舒and here舗s no great matter; I have seen the moment of my greatness flicker, And I have seen the eternal Footman hold my coat, and snicker, And in short, I was afraid. Š And would it have been worth it, after all, After the cups, the marmalade, the tea, Among the porcelain, among some talk of you and me, Would it have been worth while, To have bitten off the matter with a smile, To have squeezed the universe into a half7 To roll it toward some overwhelming question, To say: 舖I am Lazarus, come from the dead,8 Come back to tell you all, I shall tell you all舗舒 If one, settling a pillow by her head, Should say: 舖That is not what I meant at all.
In 舖The Metaphysical Poets舗 ( 1921 ) he defined 舖dissociation of sensibility舗 as a break between feeling and thought that had occurred as English poetry was written in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries; Eliot advocated the reuniting of emotion and intellect in works of literature. Eliot was also a playwright; among his major dramatic works are Murder in the Cathedral, The Family Reunion, The Cocktail Party, and The Elder Statesman. Shortly after the publication of his second masterpiece, Four Quartets (1943), Eliot received the Nobel Prize in Literature, as well as countless awards and honorary doctorates.
I think Eliot intended that people not read the poem in isolation, because it makes sense only to the extent that we appreciate it as being in dialogue with the vast tradition that preceded it. Eliot makes this point in one of his best-known essays, 舖Tradition and the Individual Talent舗 (see 舖For Further Reading舗), where he writes, 舖No poet, no artist of any art, has his complete meaning alone. His significance, his appreciation is the appreciation of his relation to the dead poets and artists.