Overview

With sensual, often brutal accuracy, Claude McKay traces the parallel paths of two very different young men struggling to find their way through the suspicion and prejudice of American society. At the same time, this stark but moving story touches on the central themes of the Harlem Renaissance, including the urgent need for unity and identity among blacks.
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Home to Harlem

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Overview

With sensual, often brutal accuracy, Claude McKay traces the parallel paths of two very different young men struggling to find their way through the suspicion and prejudice of American society. At the same time, this stark but moving story touches on the central themes of the Harlem Renaissance, including the urgent need for unity and identity among blacks.
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Editorial Reviews

John Chamberlain
Mr. McKay's book assails the optical, the olfactory, the kinaesthetic antennae whereby the human being takes in the world about him. In less stilted phrases, you can see, smell and feel what he writes. . . . Much of the charm of Home to Harlem is in the easy, unforced conversation of the many characters. -- Books of the Century; New York Times review, March 1928
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781555537791
  • Publisher: Northeastern University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/2012
  • Series: Northeastern Library of Black Literature
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 481,079
  • File size: 528 KB

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