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The Resource Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis

Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis

Label
Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance
Title
Literary sisters
Title remainder
Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance
Statement of responsibility
Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis
Title variation
Dorothy West and her circle
Title variation remainder
a biography of the Harlem Renaissance
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Harlem Renaissance writer Dorothy West led a charmed life in many respects. Born into a distinguished Boston family, she appeared in Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, then lived in the Soviet Union with a group that included Langston Hughes, to whom she proposed marriage. She later became friends with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, who encouraged her to finish her second novel, The Wedding, which became the octogenarian author's first bestseller. Literary Sisters reveals a different side of West's personal and professional lives - her struggles for recognition outside of the traditional literary establishment, and her collaborations with talented African American women writers, artists, and performers who faced these same problems. West and her "literary sisters"--Women like Zora Neale Hurston and West's cousin, poet Helene Johnson - created an emotional support network that also aided in promoting, publishing, and performing their respective works. Integrating rare photos, letters, and archival materials from West's life, Literary Sisters is not only a groundbreaking biography of an increasingly important author but also a vivid portrait of a pivotal moment for African American women in the arts."--Project Muse
Cataloging source
EBLCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1957-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mitchell, Verner D.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1946-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Davis, Cynthia
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • West, Dorothy
  • West, Dorothy
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • African American women
  • African American women in literature
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
  • African American arts
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE
  • African American arts
  • African American women in literature
  • African American women
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Harlem Renaissance
  • Intellectual life
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
Label
Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 -- "Nothing So Broadening as Travel"; Chapter 2 -- The Benson Family Comes to Boston; Chapter 3 -- Pauline Hopkins and African American Literature in New England; Chapter 4 -- Boston Girlhoods, 1910-1925; Chapter 5 -- The Youngest Members of the Harlem Renaissance, 1926-1931; Chapter 6 -- Russian Interlude, Literary Salons, and Challenge
Control code
ocn777375539
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 200 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jxq3d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777375539
Label
Literary sisters : Dorothy West and her circle : a biography of the Harlem Renaissance, Verner D. Mitchell and Cynthia Davis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Chapter 1 -- "Nothing So Broadening as Travel"; Chapter 2 -- The Benson Family Comes to Boston; Chapter 3 -- Pauline Hopkins and African American Literature in New England; Chapter 4 -- Boston Girlhoods, 1910-1925; Chapter 5 -- The Youngest Members of the Harlem Renaissance, 1926-1931; Chapter 6 -- Russian Interlude, Literary Salons, and Challenge
Control code
ocn777375539
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 200 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780813552132
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt4jxq3d
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)777375539

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