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Harlem Renaissance Five Novels of the 1920s CaneHome to HarlemuicksandPlum BunThe Blacker the Berry review â eBook or Kindle ePUB ò ❰PDF / Epub❯ ☂ Harlem Renaissance Five Novels of the 1920s CaneHome to HarlemuicksandPlum BunThe BlacThe novels of the Harlem Renaissance Five Novels PDF #198 form a vibrant collective portrait of African American culture in a moment of tumultuous change and tremendous hope “In some places the autumn of may have been an unremarkable season” wrote Arna Bontemps “In Harlem it was like a foretaste of paradise”Harlem Renaissance Five Novels of the s Harlem Renaissance ePUB #220 leads off with Jean Toomer’s Cane a uniue fusion of fiction poetry and drama rooted in Toomer’s experiences as a teacher in Georgia Toomer’s masterpiece was followed within a few years by a cluster of novels exploring black experience and the dilemmas of black identity in a variety of. Although I had studied uite a bit of the Harlem Renaissance most of the focus was on the most prominent Black males of the era I had read Cane previously but of the others Claude McKay was the only other author I had previously read Banjo Out of the five novels Plum Bun Fauset was definitely my favorite though followed closely by uicksandLarsen Home to Harlem and The Blacker the Berry drew me in though as well Considering it was five novels in one I didn't have any problem finishing it in a timely manner I did like that there was uite a bit of information at the end as well chronology of eventspublications of the Harlem Renaissance information on the authors and other pertinent information I definitely think this book is one I will look to purchase had checked it out of the library

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Modes and from different anglesClaude McKay’s Renaissance Five Novels PDFEPUB #187 Home to Harlem whose freewheeling impressionistic bawdy kaleidoscope of Jazz Age nightlife made it a best seller traces the picaresue adventures of Jake a World War I veteran within and beyond HarlemNella Larsen’s uicksand is a poignant nuanced psychological portrait of a woman caught between the two worlds of her mixed Scandinavian and African Renaissance Five Novels of the PDFEPUBAmerican heritageJessie Redmon Fauset’s Plum Bun is the richly detailed account of a young art student’s struggles to advance her career in a society full of obstacles both overt and insidiously conceal. Home to Harlem McKay’s book is beautifully written capturing the language and feel of the 1919 Harlem nightclub scene The book celebrates a life of passion and the senses The main character Jake lives such a life – doing what he wants to do when he wants to – but without being an immoral libertine and minimally exploiting others McKay and the character Ray admire Jake’s easy acceptance of his natural desires and his lack of captivity to them This is contrasted to Ray who is educated thoughtful and so constrained conflicted and less comfortable with himself Jake is also contrasted to the other characters who are carried away by their passions or their passions lead them into self destructive ways The problem with this approach for me is that Jake is not realistic He’s a man all women want to be with and all men want to be as the expression goes If we say he’s realistic then we must say he’s extremely rare Our passions generally overtake us And in this particular case Jake is a young man in his early 20s One can live a passionate life in their 20s while in full youth vigor and health When in their 30s or 40s a freewheeling lifestyle is not so easy or desirable to maintain unless you are rich A spouse kids a steady job life's aches tend to rob people of their passion Presumably one gains other things though Overall though Home to Harlem is a good read with many mostly male interesting characters 217

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Harlem Renaissance Five Novels of the 1920s CaneHome to HarlemuicksandPlum BunThe Blacker the BerryEdWallace Thurman’s The Blacker the Berry is an anguished provocative look at prejudice and exclusion as it tells of a new arrival in Harlem searching for loveEach in its distinct way testifies to Renaissance Five Novels of the PDFEPUBthe enduring power of the Harlem fermentOften controversial in their own day for opening up new realms of subject matter including intergenerational conflict and color prejudice within the African American community and language infusing a wealth of argot and previously unheard voices into American fiction these novels continue to surprise by their passion their unblinking observation their lively play of ideas and their irreverent humor. This volume includes Jean Toomer's CANE Claude McKay's HOME TO HARLEM Nella Larsen's UICKSAND Jessie Redman Fausset's PLUM BUN and Wallace Thurman's THE BLACKER THE BERRY What struck me most about these books is the degree of color consciousnesss among blacks themselves Two of the books Larsen and Rausset focus on the experience of a mulatto and passing and all of the complications these entail CANE is probably the most creative including short stories and poetry mostly set in the South HOME TO HARLEM describes the exciting life mostly night life in Harlem but eventually exposes it as empty not providing stability for the lives of those living there This volume provides a good cross section of Harlem Renaissance literature