Harlem Renaissance and Beyond
Literary Biographies of 100 Black Women Writers 1900-1945
ISBN10: 0674372557 ISBN13: 9780674372559 Contributors: Randolph, Ruth Elizabeth Publisher: Harvard Univ Pr Published: Feb 1 1997 Pages: 413 Weight: 1.60lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.25" Depth: 1.25" Language: English
The lives and works of 100 black women novelists, short-story writers, playwrights, poets, essayists, critics, historians, journalists, and editors are chronicled in this book. All wrote between 1900 and 1945 and among those examined are Zora Neale Hurston, Katherine Dunham and Angelina Weld Grimke. Drawing on archival research and interviews, the book traces its subjects' contribution to literature, their concerns about race and gender, and their influences on their modern day counterparts in American literature. The book also explores the political, economic, and social awareness of the time.