The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women by Marcy Jane Knopf-NewmanThe Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women by Marcy Jane Knopf-Newman

The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by Women

EditorMarcy Jane Knopf-Newman

Paperback | April 1, 1993

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This first definitive edition of Harlem Renaissance stories by women includes twenty-eight stories that are as compelling today as they were in the 1920s and 1930s. The writers are Gwendolyn Bennett, Marita Bonner, Anita Scott Coleman, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Ottie Beatrice Graham, Angelina Weld Grimke, Zora Neale Hurston, Georgia Douglas Johnson, Nella Larsen, Maude Irwin Owens, Leila Amos Pendleton, Eloise Bibb Thompson, and Dorothy West. Published originally in periodicals such as The Crisis, Fire!!, and Opportunity, these stories have until now been virtually unavailable to readers. In them, we find the themes of black and white racial tension and misunderstanding, economic deprivation, passing, love across and within racial lines, and the attempt to maintain community and uplift the race. Marcy Knopf's introduction surveys the history of the Harlem Renaissance, the periodicals and books it generated, and describes the rise to prominence of these women writers and their later fall from fame. She also includes a brief biography of each of the writers. Nellie Y. McKay's foreword analyzes the themes and concerns of the stories.
Title:The Sleeper Wakes: Harlem Renaissance Stories by WomenFormat:PaperbackDimensions:320 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.81 inPublished:April 1, 1993Publisher:Rutgers University Press

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ISBN - 10:0813519454

ISBN - 13:9780813519456

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This significant collection is the first definitive edition of Harlem Renaissance stories by women. These 27 stories have been virtually unavailable to readers until now. Contributors include Gwendolyn Bennett, Jessie Redmon Fauset, Angelina Weld Grimke, Zora Neale Huston, Nella Larsen, Alice Dunbar-Nelson, Ann Petry, and Dorothy West