Double-take: A Revisionist Harlem Renaissance Anthology

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Venetria K. Patton, Maureen Honey
Rutgers University Press, 2001 - 619 pages
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.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations and Song Lyrics
xvii
CREATIVE WRITING
xxi
A Note on the Text
xli
William Stanley Braithwaite
10
Brenda Ray Moryck
28
Langston Hughes
40
W E B Du Bois
47
Zora Neale Hurston
61
Willis Richardson 18891977
286
Anita Scott Coleman 18901960
314
Zora Neale Hurston 18911960
322
Nella Larsen 18911964
352
Eulalie Spence 18941981
358
Jean Toomer 18941967
371
Joseph Seamon Cotter Jr 18951919
381
STORIES The City of Refuge
388

Jessie Redmon Fauset
75
Marcus Garvey
83
W A Domingo
90
Rudolph Fisher
96
Elise Johnson McDougald
103
Bonner
109
Marion Vera Cuthbert
116
Joel A Rogers
127
Gwendolyn B Bennett
134
James Weldon Johnson 18711938
139
Alice DunbarNelson 18751935
145
Georgia Douglas Johnson 18771966
152
Angelina Weld Grimké 18801958
170
Anne Spencer 18821975
227
Jessie Redmon Fauset 18821961
232
Effie Lee Newsome a k a Mary Effie Lee 18851979
243
Fenton Johnson 18881958
268
Eric Walrond 18981966
410
May Miller 18991995
419
Marita O Bonner 18991971
434
Sterling A Brown 19011989
450
Langston Hughes 19021967
458
Gwendolyn B Bennett 19021981
506
Wallace Thurman 19021934 520 Wallace Thurman 19021934
521
Arna Bontemps 19021973
538
Countee Cullen 19031946
554
Gladys May Casely Hayford a k a Aquah Laluah 19041950
563
Richard Bruce Nugent a k a Richard Bruce 19061987
570
Dorothy West 19071998 590 Dorothy West 19071998
591
Helene Johnson 19071995
599
Cowdery 19091953
606
Credits
615
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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).

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