Harlem Renaissance : five novels of the 1920s


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New York : Library of America, c2011.
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867 pages ; 21 cm.


Includes bibliographical references (p. 859-867)
In little more than a decade during the 1920s and 30s, a new generation of African American writers, artists, musicians, and intellectuals based mostly in upper Manhattan burst through aesthetic conventions with unprecedented openness and daring. Perhaps no one was more central to the creative upheaval that became known as the Harlem Renaissance than a group of novelists who were determined to describe their own lives and their own world frankly and without compromise. Now, for the first time in this definitive two-volume set, their greatest works are presented in a handsome collector's edition featuring authoritative texts and a chronology, biographies, and notes reflecting the latest scholarship. Together, the nine works in Harlem Renaissance Novels form a vibrant and contentious collective portrait of African American culture in a moment of tumultuous change and tremendous hope. "In some places the autumn of 1924 may have been an unremarkable season," wrote Arna Bontemps, one of the novelists in the collection."In Harlem it was like a foretaste of paradise."

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Zafar, R., Toomer, J., McKay, C., Larsen, N., Fauset, J. R., & Thurman, W. (2011). Harlem Renaissance: five novels of the 1920s . Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rafia. Zafar et al.. 2011. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s. New York: Library of America.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Rafia. Zafar et al.. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s New York: Library of America, 2011.

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Zafar, Rafia., et al. Harlem Renaissance: Five Novels of the 1920s Library of America, 2011.

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