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From the dark tower : Afro-American writers (1900 to 1960)

Author: Arthur Paul Davis
Publisher: Washington : Howard University Press, 1974.
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First published in 1974, From the Dark Tower is a survey of twenty-eight major black writers and their works from 1900 to 1960. Literary, biographical, and historical synopses of these writers are skillfully interwoven with critical analyses in a style accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. This volume is different from most books of criticism in that it is written from the perspective of a scholar
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
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Davis, Arthur Paul, 1904-
From the dark tower.
Washington : Howard University Press, 1974
(OCoLC)575865109
Named Person: W E B Du Bois; James Weldon Johnson; Claude McKay; Jean Toomer; Langston Hughes; Countee Cullen; Nella Larsen; Zora Neale Hurston; Richard Wright; Chester B Himes; Lorraine Hansberry; Gwendolyn Brooks; Ralph Ellison; James Baldwin; Margaret Walker; James Baldwin; Gwendolyn Brooks; Countee Cullen; W E B Du Bois; Ralph Ellison; Lorraine Hansberry; Chester B Himes; Langston Hughes; Zora Neale Hurston; James Weldon Johnson; Nella Larsen; Claude McKay; Jean Toomer; Margaret Walker; Richard Wright
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Arthur Paul Davis
ISBN: 0882580043 9780882580043
OCLC Number: 793684
Description: xiv, 306 pages : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: New Negro renaissance (1900-1940) --
Planters --
First fruits --
Toward the mainstream (1940-1960) --
Introduction --
Integrationists and transitional writers.
Responsibility: by Arthur P. Davis.

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First published in 1974, From the Dark Tower is a survey of twenty-eight major black writers and their works from 1900 to 1960. Literary, biographical, and historical synopses of these writers are skillfully interwoven with critical analyses in a style accessible to students, scholars, and general readers. This volume is different from most books of criticism in that it is written from the perspective of a scholar who knew and observed most of the writers and cultural phenomena that shaped the modern black literary tradition. Choice chose this volume as one of the outstanding academic books of 1974-75.

Dr. Arthur P. Davis divides his study into two broad periods he characterizes as "The New Negro Renaissance" (1900-1940) and "Toward the Mainstream" (1940-1960). Extensive, lucid introductions place the writers of both periods in perspective. The volume concludes with bibliographic information on each of the writers discussed and a postscript in which the author summarizes the general direction black writers have taken since 1960.

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