Harlem Renaissance - friends w Langston Hughes 5 Dorothy...

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Harlem Renaissance Author Work(s) Bio Info 1. Paul Lawrence Dunbar “We Wear the Mask” Wrote formal & local color poetry; Editors preferred his local color poems 2. Claude McKay “Tropics in New York” - about homesickness; shows beauty in Jamaican culture Poet and novelist; born in Jamaica; poem; implies “back to Africa” feelings in his writing 3. Langston Hughes “The Negro Speaks of Rivers” – Whitmanesque style (catalogue) Premiere poet of Harlem Renaissance; harassed by FBI and HUAC for supposed Communist connections; supported negritude movement 4. Arna Bontemps “A Black Man Talks of Reaping” – uses general “I” to refer to all black men (like in Hughes’ work) Author and librarian; wrote children’s books for black people;
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Unformatted text preview: friends w/ Langston Hughes 5. Dorothy West “The Richer, The Poorer” – moral is basically to not waste your life Born the daughter of an emancipated slave 1908; won several writing contests sponsored by Boston Post as a teenager; moved to Harlem at 17 to become a journalist; won 2 nd place in a writing contest by Opportunity magazine for “The Typewriter,” (tied w/ Zora Neal Hurston); founded Challenge magazine 6. Zora Neale Hurston “Their Eyes Were Watching God;” “The Gilded Six-Bits” Studied anthropology at Barnard College (Baltimore); compiled book of folklore (Mules and Men); professor, screenwriter, & librarian at Library of Congress; great influence on Alice Walker...
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