The Portable Harlem Renaissance Reader

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Penguin Books, 1995 - Fiction - 770 pages
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Gathering a representative sampling of the New Negro Movement's most important figures, and providing substantial introductory essays, headnotes, and brief biographical notes, Lewis' volume--organized chronologically--includes the poetry and prose of Sterling Brown, Countee Cullen, W. E. B. Du Bois, Zora Neale Hurston, James Weldon Johnson, and others.

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User Review  - Lawrence - Goodreads

A useful, but occasionally factually inaccurate, introduction. Most egregiously, it prints Claude McKay's sonnet "Mulatto" in the place of Langston Hughes' much more experimental poem of the same name. Read full review

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User Review  - Janessa - Goodreads

a must have on any literati's shelf-critical essays, poetry, and short stories of the Harlem Renaissance. A search for identity, heritage, and humanity in the modern era. A search that resonates still today. A must must read! Read full review



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A MacArthur Fellow, David Levering Lewis is the author of several books, including "W.E.B. Du Bois: The Fight for Equality and the American Century" and "Du Bois: Biography of a Race." He was awarded the Pulizter for both books, which is unprecedented. A Professor of History at NYU, he has also taught at Rutgers University.