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James Weldon Johnson The Autobioraphy of an ex colored man (1912) Qualities: 1. Realism (about America) 2. Not an autobiography-mostly 3. A Passing novel 4. Psychological/Philosophical Novel WEB Dubois The Souls of Black Folk (1903) Double consciousness 5. Novel of Propehecy/ Political Action (in relation to culture) Harlem Renaissance The classic model, Ragtime to Classic: universal harmonizing: integrationist The Ragtime Model, classic to Ragtime: critical and ironic: oppositional Countee Cullen Cloude McKay Langston Hughes p. 1 very colored glass bottles are clearly metaphors for the questions about race, upside down and unnatural scrubbed into skin hurt, soap gets into eyes -getting to the bottom of race and when you do it is going to hurt -pain and punishment -symbolism of things around neck -burden -a coin worth a lot of money but you cant use it p. 5 trying to figure out where to sit and asked to spell where to sit, the red head strangles on fourth p. 72 the moment when the narrator is in germany and he reencounters his father in the
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