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The Cambridge companion to the Harlem Renaissance

Author: George Hutchinson
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The Harlem Renaissance (1918 -1937) was the most influential single movement in African American literary history. Its key figures include W. E. B. Du Bois, Nella Larsen, Zora Neale Hurston, Claude McKay, and Langston Hughes. The movement laid the groundwork for all later African American literature, and had an enormous impact on later black literature world-wide. With chapters by a wide range of well-known  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: George Hutchinson
ISBN: 052185699X 9780521856997 0521673682 9780521673686
OCLC Number: 76820949
Description: xx, 272 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Notes on contributors ; Chronology / Michael A. Chaney --
Introduction / George Hutchinson --
pt. 1. Foundations of the Harlem Renaissance --
1. The New Negro as citizen / Jeffrey C. Stewart --
2. The Renaissance and the Vogue / Emily Bernard --
3. International contexts of the Negro Renaissance / Michael A. Chaney --
pt. 2. Major authors and texts --
4. Negro drama and the Harlem Renaissance / David Krasner --
5. Jean Toomer and the Avant-Garde / Mark Whalan --
6. "To Tell the Truth About Us" : the fictions and non-fictions of Jessie Fauset and Walter White / Cheryl A. Wall --
7. African American folk roots and Harlem Renaissance poetry / Mark A. Sanders --
8. Lyric stars : Countee Cullen and Langston Hughes / James Smethurst --
9. "Perhaps Buddha Is a Woman" : Women's poetry in the Harlem Renaissance / Margo Natalie Crawford --
10. Transgressive sexuality and the literature of the Harlem Renaissance / A.B. Christa Schwarz --
11. Sexual desire, modernity and modernism in the fiction of Nella Larsen and Rudolph Fisher / Charles Scruggs --
12. Banjo meets the Dark Princess : Claude McKay, W.E.B. Du Bois, and the transnational novel of the Harlem Renaissance / William J. Maxwell --
13. The Caribbean voices of Claude McKay and Eric Walrond / Carl Pedersen --
14. George Schuyler and Wallace Thurman : two satirists of the Harlem Renaissance / J. Martin Favor --
15. Zora Neale Hurston, folk performance, and the "Margarine Negro" / Carla Kaplan --
pt. 3. The Post-Renaissance --
16. "The Aftermath" : the reputation of the Harlem Renaissance twenty years later / Lawrence Jackson --
Guide to further reading --
Index.
Other Titles: Companion to the Harlem Renaissance
Responsibility: edited by George Hutchinson.
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This 2007 Companion is a comprehensive guide to the key authors and works of the African American literary movement.  Read more...

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