This 2007 Companion is a comprehensive guide to the key authors and works of the African American literary movement.
Table of Contents
Chronology of major works and events; Introduction George Hutchinson; Part I. 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; Part II. 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 Eric Walrond and Claude McKay 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; Part III. The Post-Renaissance: 16. 'The aftermath': the reputation of the Harlem Renaissance twenty years later Lawrence Jackson; Guide to further reading.
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