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A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology

Venetria K. Patton (editor) Maureen Honey (editor)

ISBN: 9780813529301

Publication Date: Aug 2001

Format: Paperback

This anthology seeks to revolutionize the way the Harlem Renaissance is viewed. It seeks to redress the emphasis on male writers, offering a balanced collection of writers - men and women, gay and straight, famiiar and obscure. It includes poetry, short stories, drama, essays, music and art.

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In this important new anthology. Venetria K. Patton and Maureen Honey bring together a comprehensive scicction of texts from the Harlem Renalssance a key period in the literary and cultural history of the cultural life of the United States. The collection revolutionizes our way of viewing this era, as 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. The editors have also included works from a wide variety of genres poetry, short stories, drama, essays, music, and art - allowing readers to understand the true interdisciplinary quality of this cultural movement. Biographical sketches of the authors are provided and most of the places are included in their entirely. Double.Take also includes artwork and illustrations, many of which are from periodicals and have never before been reprinted. Significantly, Double-Take is the first book to include music lyrics to illustrate the interrelation of various art forms. 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.
Illustrations 30 b&w illustrations
Pages 544
Date Published 31 Aug 2001
Publisher Rutgers University Press
Subject/s Literary studies: poetry & poets   Anthologies (non-poetry)   Literary studies: from c 1900 -   History of art & design styles: from c 1900 -   20th century & contemporary classical music   Prose: non-fiction  
Venetria Patton is the coordinator of African American and African studies and an associate professor of English 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 a 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 Renalssance (Rutgers University Press) and several other books on women in American literature and culture

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