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Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology / Edition 1

Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology / Edition 1

by Venetria K. Patton, Maureen Honey
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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813529301
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
Publication date: 12/01/2001
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 670
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
A Note on the Text

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

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

Index of Writers and Artists

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Double-Take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
ostrom on LibraryThing More than 1 year ago
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.