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The Resource Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s, Rafia Zafar, editor

Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s, Rafia Zafar, editor

Label
Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s
Title
Harlem Renaissance
Title remainder
five novels of the 1920s
Statement of responsibility
Rafia Zafar, editor
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Five Novels of the 1920s leads off with Jean Toomer's Cane (1923), a unique fusion of fiction, poetry, and drama rooted in Toomer's experiences as a teacher in Georgia. Recognized on publication as a groundbreaking work of literary modernism, Toomer's masterpiece was followed within a few years by a cluster of novels exploring black experience and the dilemmas of black identity in a variety of modes and from different angles. Claude McKay's Home to Harlem (1928), whose free-wheeling, impressionistic, bawdy kaleidoscope of Jazz Age nightlife made it a best seller, traces the picaresque adventures of Jake, a World War I veteran, within and beyond Harlem. Nell Larsen's Quicksand (1928), the poignant, nuanced psychological portrait of a woman caught between the two worlds of her mixed Scandinavian and African American heritage; Jessie Redmon Fauset's Plum Bun (1928), the richly detailed account of a young art student's struggles to advance her career in a society full of obstacles both overt and insidiously concealed; and Wallace Thurman's The Blacker the Berry (1929), with its anguished, provocative look at prejudice and exclusion as it tells of a new arrival in Harlem searching for love, each in its distinct way testifies to the enduring power of the Harlem ferment. Often controversial in their own day for opening up new realms of subject matter (including intergenerational conflict and color prejudice within the African American community) and language (infusing a wealth of argot and previously unheard voices into American fiction), these novels continue to surprise by their passion, their unblinking observation, their lively play of ideas, and their irreverent humor
Member of
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
813/.52080896073
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS508.N3
LC item number
H365 2011
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1894-1967
  • 1890-1948
  • 1902-1934
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Zafar, Rafia
  • Toomer, Jean
  • McKay, Claude
  • Larsen, Nella
  • Fauset, Jessie Redmon
  • Thurman, Wallace
Series statement
The Library of America
Series volume
217
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • African Americans
  • Harlem Renaissance
Label
Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s, Rafia Zafar, editor
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 859-867)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cane / Jean Toomer -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- Quicksand / Nella Larsen -- Plum bun / Jessie Redmon Fauset -- The blacker the berry / Wallace Thurman
Control code
ocn701019590
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
867 pages.
Isbn
9781598530995
Lccn
2010942023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)701019590
Label
Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s, Rafia Zafar, editor
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 859-867)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Cane / Jean Toomer -- Home to Harlem / Claude McKay -- Quicksand / Nella Larsen -- Plum bun / Jessie Redmon Fauset -- The blacker the berry / Wallace Thurman
Control code
ocn701019590
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
867 pages.
Isbn
9781598530995
Lccn
2010942023
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)701019590

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