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The Harlem renaissance in black and white

Author: George B Hutchinson
Publisher: Cambridge (Mass.) ; London : The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1995.
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This text examines black (and white) literary modernism, interracial literary relations and 20th-century cultural nationalism in the United States. The author seeks to expose the oversimplifications  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: George B Hutchinson
ISBN: 067437262X 9780674372627
OCLC Number: 468829295
Description: XII-541 p. ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 American modernism, race and national culture: pragmatism and Americanism; the Americanization of "race" and "culture"; cultural pluralism and national identity; cultural nationalism and the lyrical Left. Part 2 The transformation of literary institutions: "The Crisis" and the nation's conscience; toward a new negro aesthetic; reading these United States - "The Nation" and "The New Republic"; the native arts of radicalism and/or race; V.F. Calverton, "The Modern Quarterly" and an anthology; mediating race and nation - the cultural politics of "The Messenger"; "Superior Intellectual Vaudeville" - "American Mercury"; black writing and modernist American publishing. Part III Producing "The New Negro": staging a Renaissance; "The New Negro" - an interpretation.
Responsibility: George Hutchinson.
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A groundbreaking book...Much of what happened in the black creative world dovetailed with what was happening in the white artistic world, and vice versa. It's difficult to separate the two, although Read more...

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