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BLAKEY
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"Books on the Harlem Renaissance "


  

          

Any kind souls out there would like like to recommend me an books they found informative on the Harlem Renaissance? Have read lots of books written from that period but would like to read of the period a bit more.
Appreciate it!

  

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not sure what you've read/are planning to read
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RE: not sure what you've read/are planning to read
Feb 07th 2015
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The Life and Times of Langston Hughes (Vol. 1)
Feb 06th 2015
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The most definitive
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      True. I mentioned the ones I have on my bookshelf and have read
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      RE: The most definitive
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wbgirl
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Fri Feb-06-15 08:44 PM

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1. "not sure what you've read/are planning to read"
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here are 2 by david levering lewis:

http://www.amazon.com/Portable-Harlem-Renaissance-Reader-Library/dp/0140170367

http://www.amazon.com/Harlem-Vogue-David-Levering-Lewis/dp/0140263349

this one is hard to find but worth it if you can get your hands on a copy:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/0472117254/ref=cm_sw_r_tw_dp_B0w1ub1MSW1BS

if there's a particular author or artist from the harlem renaissance that you're drawn to, that will help you further develop your reading list. i'm a HUGE zora neale hurston fan so reading about her is always a treat for me. there's a new collection of langston hughes' letters coming out soon, so that also could be worth checking out.

just sayin'.

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BLAKEY
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5. "RE: not sure what you've read/are planning to read"
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Thank you!

  

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Castro
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Fri Feb-06-15 08:52 PM

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2. "The Life and Times of Langston Hughes (Vol. 1)"
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http://www.amazon.com/The-Life-Langston-Hughes-1902-1941/dp/0195146425


I also recommend the amazing biography of Paul Robeson, "Paul Robeson: A Biography"

http://www.amazon.com/Paul-Robeson-Biography-Lives-Left/dp/1565849418/ref=tmm_pap_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-3-spell&qid=1423273843


This books of letters between Langston Hughes and Arna Bontemps as well:

http://www.amazon.com/Arna-Bontemps-Langston-Hughes-Letters-1925-1967/dp/0396076874/ref=sr_1_sc_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1423273909&sr=1-1-spell&keywords=Langston+Hughes+Arna+Borntemps

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Fire1986
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Fri Feb-06-15 10:21 PM

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3. "The most definitive"
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Book would be The New Negro edited by Alain Locke. I don't know if any other book outshines it as it is filled with essays and other works by Harlem Renaissance participants.

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Castro
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Fri Feb-06-15 10:53 PM

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4. "True. I mentioned the ones I have on my bookshelf and have read"
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multiple times.

Langston's books really give you a day to day of an artist during that era, that is why I put that up first...but I agree, New Negro gives you a comprehensive overview of the era.

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BLAKEY
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6. "RE: The most definitive"
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Thank you both!

  

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