Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology / Edition 1 available in Paperback
In this important new anthology, Venetria K. Patton and Maureen Honey bring together a comprehensive selection of texts from the Harlem Renaissance-a key period in the literary and cultural history of the United States. The collection revolutionizes our way of viewing this era, since it redresses the ongoing emphasis on the male writers of this time. Double-Take offers a unique, balanced collection of writers-men and women, gay and straight, familiar and obscure. Arranged by author, rather than by genre, this anthology includes works from major Harlem Renaissance figures as well as often-overlooked essayists, poets, dramatists, and artists.
The editors have included works from a wide variety of genres-poetry, short stories, drama, and essays-allowing readers to understand the true interdisciplinary quality of this cultural movement. Biographical sketches of the authors are provided and most of the pieces are included in their entirety. Double-Take also includes artwork and illustrations, many of which are from original journals and have never before been reprinted. Significantly, Double-Take is the first Harlem Renaissance title to include song lyrics to illustrate the interrelation of various art forms.
|Publisher:||Rutgers University Press|
|Edition description:||New Edition|
|Product dimensions:||7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x 1.30(d)|
About the Author
Venetria Patton is an associate professor of English and African American and African studies at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is the author of Women in Chains: The Legacy of Slavery in Black Women's Fiction.
Maureen Honey is professor of English and women's studies, also at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln. She is the editor of Shadowed Dreams: Women's Poetry of the Harlem Renaissance and co-editor of "Madame Butterfly" and "A Japanese Nightingale": Two Orientalist Texts by John Luther Long and Winnifred Eaton (both by Rutgers University Press).
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations and Song Lyrics Acknowledgements Introduction A Note on the Text Chronology ESSAYS Alain Locke A. Philip Randolph and Chandler Owen William Stanley Braithwaite Ruth Whitehead Whaley James Weldon Johnson Brenda Ray Moryck George S. Schuyler Langston Hughes Amy Jacques Garvey W.E.B. DuBois Richard Wright Zora Neale Hurston Jessie Redmon Fauset Marcus Garvey W. A. Domingo Randolph Fisher Elsie Johnson McDougald Marita O. Bonner Alice Dunbar-Nelson Marion Vera Cuthbert Alain Locke Joel E. Rogers Gwendolyn B. Bennett CREATIVE WRITING James Weldon Johnson Alice Dunbar-Nelson Georgia Douglas Johnson Angelina Weld Grimke Anne Spencer Jessie Redmon Fauset Effie Lee Newsome (aka Mary Effie Lee) John F. Matheus Fenton Johnson Claude McKay Willis Richardson Anita Scott Coleman Zora Neale Hurston Nella Larsen Eulaine Spence Jean Toomer Joseph Seamon Cotter, Jr. Randolph Fisher Eric Walrond May Miller Marita O. Bonner Sterling A. Brown Langston Hughes Gwendolyn B. Bennett Wallace Thurman Arna Bontemps Countee Cullen Gladys May Casely Hayford (aka Aquah Laluah) (William) Waring Cuney Richard Bruce Nugent (aka Richard Bruce) Dorothy West Helene Johnson Mae V. Cowdery Bibligoraphy Credits Index of Writers and Artists
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The selections are so smart that I'm thinking of using the book in place of The Harlem Renaissance Reader in an HR course I teach often.