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The Sleeper wakes : Harlem renaissance stories by women

Author: Jessie Redmon FausetGwendolyn BennettGeorgia Douglas JohnsonDorothy WestMarita BonnerAll authors
Publisher: New Brunswick, N.J. : Rutgers University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Twenty-eight stories with themes of black and white racial tension and misunderstanding, economic deprivation, passing, love across and within racial lines, and the attempt to maintain community and uplife the race.
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Genre/Form: Short stories
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jessie Redmon Fauset; Gwendolyn Bennett; Georgia Douglas Johnson; Dorothy West; Marita Bonner; Angelina Emily Grimké; Maude Irwin Owens; Leila Amos Pendleton; Anita Scott Coleman; Ottie B Graham; Alice Moore Dunbar-Nelson; Eloise A Bibb; Zora Neale Hurston; Nella Larsen; Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman
ISBN: 0813519446 9780813519449 0813519454 9780813519456
OCLC Number: 26590358
Description: xxxix, 277 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Sleeper wakes ; Double trouble ; Mary Elizabeth / Jessie Redmon Fauset --
Wedding day / Gwendolyn Bennett --
Free / Georgia Douglas Johnson --
Funeral ; Typewriter ; Prologue to a life / Dorothy West --
One boy's story ; Drab rambles ; Nothing new / Marita Bonner --
Closing door / Angelina Weld Grimke --
Bathesda of Sinners Run / Maude Irwin Owens --
Foolish and the wise: Sallie Runner is introduced to Socrates and Sanctum 777 N.S.D.C.O.U. meets Cleopatra / Leila Amos Pendleton --
Cross crossings cautiously ; Three dogs and a rabbit / Anita Scott Coleman --
Blue Aloes ; To a wild rose / Ottie Beatrice Graham --
His great career ; Summer session / Alice Dunbar-Nelson --
Masks ; Mademoiselle Tasie / Eloise Bibb Thompson --
John Redding goes to sea ; Bone of contention / Zora Neale Hurston --
Sanctuary ; Wrong man ; Freedom / Nella Larsen.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Marcy Knopf ; foreword by Nellie Y. McKay.

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In recent years there has been an explosion of interest in the art and culture of the Harlem Renaissance. Yet this significant collection is the first definitive edition of Harlem Renaissance stories  Read more...

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