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  - Quiet - Goodreads

Not too sure that this collection adequately paints a picture of the Harlem Renaissance. I've read this over the semester for my course on the Harlem Renaissance, which was taught by a rather wacky ... Read full review

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User Review  - Meghan Hawker - Goodreads

This was a required reading for class and I really enjoyed it! The only reason why I gave it three stars is because reading it for school took the joy out of it. 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.