Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance : The Essential Guide to the Lives and Works of the Harlem Renaissance Writers, by Brown, Lois
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- ISBN: 9780816069255 | 0816069255
- Cover: Paperback
- Copyright: 8/30/2006
A comprehensive, A-to-Z guide to the literature of the Harlem Renaissance. Praise for the hardcover edition: "Highly recommended for all literature collections..."--Library Journal The Harlem Renaissance, a broad artistic movement of the 1920s and early '30s that involved literature, the visual arts, and music, was one of the most productive eras in American literary history. Concentrating on the literary side of the movement--the writers, works, periodicals, editors, publishers, critics, and related topics--Encyclopedia of the Harlem Literary Renaissance provides authoritative coverage and unique insight into the literature of the Harlem Renaissance. An easy-to-use resource for general readers and scholars alike, this volume is rich in material on this important literary movement. More than 800 concise, A-to-Z entries detail the historical relevance of the subject and explain how the writer, work, or idea helped shape American literature. The author draws on historical studies, biographies, literary criticism, and primary materials, including letters and diaries of such Harlem Renaissance figures as Langston Hughes, Jean Toomer, W.E.B. DuBois, and Zora Neale Hurston. This book also includes a chronology, a map, a list of works by Harlem Renaissance writers, cross-references, a bibliography, and an index. Coverage includes: *Writers, poets, important critics, and others linked to the Harlem Literary Renaissance *Important places, historical figures and events, and ideas related to the literature of the Harlem Literary Renaissance *Many other significant terms and topics that are important to understanding the movement.